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THE LIBRARY OF THE 

UNIVERSITY OF 

NORTH CAROLINA 

AT CHAPEL HILL 




THE COLLECTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINIANA 



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v. 66-69 
1975-78 



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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL O PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



JANUARY 1975 

ntered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
; the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
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ge paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

jblished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

D Church Street Asheville, N. C. 28801 

ev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
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'ol. LVI 



1975 



JANUARY 

No. 1 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
MISSIONARIES 

These are the names of missionaries 
ieing partially supported by the 
jhurches in the Presbytery or who are 
members of some of the congregations. 
7hey need your prayers and your con- 
inued financial support. They would 
welcome your letters. 

Lev. and Mrs. Chas. G. Alexander 

Caixa Postal 629 

6000 Fortaleza, C.E., Brazil 

—Canton (s) 

Jr. and Mrs. Paul S. Alexander 
Tung Hai University, Box 973 
Tai Chung, Taiwan 400 

lev. and Mrs. R. L. Armistead 
Casilla 4829, Quito, Ecuador 
— Hendersonville 1st (s) 

lev. and Mrs. Walter P. Baldwin, Jr. 
222-2 Azo-Takamori, Shiroyama Cho, 
Kasugai Shi, Aichi Ken, Japan 
Brevard-Davidson River (s) 
More on page three 





Richardson, Vaughn, Clapp 

MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
COLLEGE RECEIVES GIFT 

The Northwestern Bank of North 
Wilkesboro has contributed $1,000 for 
the seventh consecutive year to Mon- 
treat-Anderson College. Lee Clapp, as- 
sistant vice-president and manager of 
the Black Mountain office presented the 

tiiLLK iu i icsiutut jiias 1Y1. v aagiili Ui 

MAC. 

Both Clapp and Paul Richardson, 
executive vice-president of the Black 
Mountain, Old Fort and Marion offices, 
represented the company in a presenta- 
tion ceremony. 

The Northwestern Bank is the fifth 
largest bank in North Carolina and has 
assets in excess of one billion. The 
company continually has shown an in- 
terest in North Carolina education as 
shown by its faithful interest in Mon- 
treat-Anderson College. 

The branch office in Black Moun- 
tain opened on March 17, 1947 as a 
successor to the Bank of Black Moun- 
tain, which had a branch at Old Fort. 
That branch also became one of the 
bank's. Company offices number 155 
and range across the state from Durham 
to Hayesville. 



GEB EXECUTIVE RESIGNS 

The Rev. Dr. Joseph L. Roberts to- 
day announced plans to resign one of 
the top executive positions in the Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS) to 
succeed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther 
King Sr. as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist 
Church. 

Dr. Roberts was baptized in a 
special service Sunday night (Jan. 5) 
and will take over the pastorate there 
after Dr. King retires in August. 

"Daddy King," as the 75-year-old 
church leader is known to his friends, 
has been pastor of Ebenezer church since 
1931. He will become pastor emeritus 
of the 2,500-member congregation. 

Two of his sons have been associa- 
ted with the elder King in the Ebene- 
zer ministry, famed civil rights leader 
and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martin 
Luther King Jr. and A. D. King, who 
died in a disowning accident in 1969. 

Dr. Roberts, 39, has been staff direc- 
tor of the Division of Corporate and 
Social Mission cf the PCUS General 
Executive Board since March 1973. 

He said he is forwarding his letter 
of resignation to GEB's Executive Com- 
mittee, effective after the June meeting 
of the General Assembly, the denomi- 
nation's highest policy-making body. 

As a member of the GEB Manage- 
ment Team, Dr. Roberts is one of the 
six top executives of the powerful board, 
which serves 909,380 members and 4,337 
congregations in 16 southern and bor- 
der states. 

Dr. Roberts began preaching occas- 
ionally at Ebenezer church in 1972, and 
the congregation recently voted to call 
him as pastor on Dr. King's recommen- 
dation. 

Dr. Roberts said he is very conscious 
of the fame and achievements of both 
the elder King and his martyred son, 
but says he does not envision his min- 
istry as being "a shadow of the past." 

"I want to pick up the things that 

More on page three 






THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 197£ 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of North Carolina 

1974-1975 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 9 
Pressley Ct., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. William R. 
Anderson, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Joe 
Carpenter, 1151 Woodmont Dr., Hen- 
dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. Harold Woody, 
46 Audubon Dr., Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 20 
Aurora Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Editor 
Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 Richards 
St., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Walter Nelson, Arden, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — 



SECOND V. P. — Harold Sluder, Route 
2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Russell Folger, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River 



VICE-MODERATOR 

Bryson City 

TREASURER — 

Mountain, N. C 



Bill Claxton, 

Kent Patton, Black 

Tarle 



RECORDING SECRETARY 
Reynolds, Arden 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Martha Gettys, Westminster 

REGISTRAR — Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 
ville 

HISTORIAN — Greg Harrison, Arden 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Ted White, 
Asheville First, — Pam Merrill, West- 
minster — Jeff Davis, West Asheville 
— Molly Vodak, Sylva — David 
Wynne, , Oak Forest — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Harry 
Philips, Miss Elaine Crawford, Mrs. 
Ronald Odum, Mr. Steve Minnick. 



WOC REMINDERS 

By Mrs. Charles Fortune 

Many local Women of the Church 
groups will want to give Life Member- 
ships this year to honor past presidents 
or outstanding women. If a Life Mem- 
bership is to be awarded, be sure to 
send a photograph and a biographical 
sketch. 

There are also Synodical Scholarships 
and Centennial Scholarships than can 
be given. 

A reminder to local historians: Be 
sure your church history is sent to Mrs. 
B. Hoyt Evans, 20 Aurora Drive, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28805 before February 1, 
1975. 

Another reminder: Local treasurers 
to send contingent fees (40c per mem- 
ber) to Presbyterial Treasurer, Mrs. 
Harold Woody, 46 Audobon Drive, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804. 

The following list of churches have 
sent their dues: Arden, Bethel, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River, Bryson City, 
Grace Covenant, Malvern Hills, Mills 
River, Montreat, Murphy, Swannanoa, 
Sylva, Weaverville, West Asheville. 

If further information is needed con- 
cerning Life Memberships or Scholar- 
ships, call or write the Presbyterian his- 
torian, Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans. 

GATLINBURG MISSIONS 

CONFERENCE 

A number of young people and adults 
from the churches of Asheville Pres- 
bytery were planning to attend the 
eleventh annual World Missions Con- 
ference at Gatlinburg, Tennessee to be 
held January 31 — February 2. This con- 
ference was originally sponsored by the 
Synod of Appalachia, but since that 
synod has been dissolved, it is now be- 
ing planned by a committee with rep- 
resentatives from the Presbyteries of 
Highlands, Holston, Knoxville, and 
Asheville. These are the presbyteries 
which made up the Synod of Appa- 
lachia. 

Director of the conference this year 
is the Rev. Jefferson Coker of Marion, 
Virginia. Song Leader will be the Rev. 
"Sandy" Curnow of Asheville's Malvern 
Hills Church. 

Featured speakers on this year's pro- 
gram are Dr. Cortez Cooper of First 
Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Ten- 
nessee, and Mr. Walter Shepard of New 
Orleans, Louisiana. 



SENIOR HIGH RALLY 

Russell Folger, Moderator of Pres- 
bytery's Youth Council has announced 
that the Spring Rally is tentatively set 
for May 1, 2, 3 at Camp Windy Gap, 
Weaverville. The Council will meet 
very soon to make plans for the Rally 
and to make plans for additional op- 
portunities for Senior Youth at Little 
Pisgah Camp in the Summer of 1975. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



THEY'RE FOR FREE 

The poems and sketches of Dr. E. H. 
Hamilton, veteran missionary, have 
been republished by King College in 
the fourth edition of "Afraid? Of 
What?" Copies of this 121-page book 
are available at no cost from Dr. Jack 
E. Snider, Director of Public Affairs, 
King College, Bristol, Tennessee 37620. 

Dr. Hamilton and his family had to 
flee again and again because of war and 
turmoil during the forty years when he 
was an "ambassador of Christ" in China, 
Korea, Japan, and Free China (For- 
mosa) ; yet through all these vicissitudes 
they knew the joy and peace of Christ's 
presence, as these poems testify. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Evening Groups— 

"A Cloud of Witnesses" is a youth 
booklet which has in it stories about 
our church fathers who with courage, 
initiative and vision carried on the 
faith in our country and during the 
middle ages. These lives are written in 
interesting fashion for relating or read- 
ing. These incidents link dry history 
with live people so as to make church 
history palatable. This booklet, recom- 
mended for youth but for many ages, 
can be secured from the Presbyterian 
Resource Center in Raleigh. Try it for 
some of your youth programs. 

Morning Groups— 

The history of our faith which would 
begin with the end of the Bible records 
to the present, is a relatively unstudied 
area in our curriculum for Church 
Schools. This is being requested by 
members as they have realized an area 
of lack in Christian subject and learn- 
ing. Surely the Bible in its history, facts, 
truths, doctrine and teaching must be 
our first learning. We would like to 
know of great missionaries like William 
Carey and Adoniram Judson who have 
helped to build the church. These stor- 
ies would be added to the Bible verses 
for further Christian enrichment. Li- 
braries, mission books, book stories and 
stories in our curriculum are sources 
for such features to enrich our Church 
School lessons. 



January, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

For the first time in many years one 
of the young people of the Home has 
perfectly recited the Shorter Catechism. 
He is Mark Buhrmaster. Mark will re- 
ceive special recognition at the Swan- 
nanoa Church for his fine accomplish- 
ment and will be awarded a Bible. We 
hope that what he has done will en- 
courage a number of our other young 
people to memorize and recite the 
Catechism. 



FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 






Date 


Age 


April Jaynes 


1 


8 


Sheila Spillars 


17 


7 


Debra Meyers 


28 


20 


Linda Elam 


29 


15 



MISSIONARIES from page one 

Rev. and Mrs. John Boyle 
Caixa Postal 85 

79.900 Ponta Pora, Mato Grosso, Brazil 
— Hendersonville 1st (s) 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Olin Coleman 
Caixa Postal 24 
55.300 Garanhuns, P.E., Brazil 

— Weaverville (s) , (m) , Asheville 1st 

00 
— Grace Covenant (s) , Hendersonville 

1st (s) 

-Malvern Hills (s) 

Miss Evelyn Colvin 
Taiwan College 20, Yang Te Road 
Shih Lin, Taipei, Taiwan 111 
— Bryson City (s) 

Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Brenda) Creasman 
Presbyterian Mission 
149 Wha San Dong, Chunju 
Chulla Pukdo, Korea 520 
— Kenilworth (s) 

Rev. and Mrs. John Ellington 
B.P. 123, Limete 

Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire, Africa 
— Waynesville (s) 

Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Gartrell 
Caixa Postal 7, 77800 
Araguaina, GO., Brazil 
— Montreat (m) & (s) 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill H. Grubbs 
149 Wha San Dong 
Chunju, Chulla Pukdo, Korea 520 
— Hendersonville 1st (s) (m) 
>q — Arden (s) 

*o 

tyiev. and Mrs. Joe B. Hopper 

\§ Presbyterian Mission 
J> 149 Who-San Dong 

Chunju, Chulla Pukdo, Korea 520 

— Montreat (s) (m) 

Mrs. Frank G. Keller 
Presbyterian Mission 
149 Who-San Dong 
Chunju, Chulla Pukdo, Korea 520 
—Black Mountain (m) 



Rev. and Mrs. James D. Revis 
Caixa Postal 373 
74.000 Goiania, Goias, Brazil 
—Weaverville (s) 
—Arden (s) 

Rev. and Mrs. R. K. Robinson 
Presbyterian Mission 
No. 133 Ojung-Dong, Taejon, Korea 
300 
— Montreat (s) 

Rev. and Mrs. David E. Ross 
Presbyterian Mission 
C.P.O. Box 1125, Seoul, Korea 100 

—Asheville 1st (s) 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Sisk 
Caixa Postal 1394 
5000 Recife, PE, Brazil 
—Oak Forest (s) 

Rev. and Mrs. John Sommerville 
Presbyterian Mission 
No. 133 Ojung-Dong, Taejon, Korea 
300 
— Swannanoa (s) 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Sursavage 
Oriental Institute 
P.O. Savarde, Barisal, Bangladesh 
■ — Etowah (s) (m) 

Miss Cora Wayland 
Presbyterian Mission 
149 Wha San Dong, Chunju, 
Chulla Pukdo, Korea 520 
-Malvern Hills (s) 
— Weaverville (s) 

Rev. and Mrs. Don E. Williams 
Posta Restante 91 
68100 Santarem, PA., Brazil 
—Black Mountain (s) 

(MISSIONARIES Not Under Presby- 
terian Church, US.) 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Brawand 
(Wycliffe Translators) 
Guatemala, Central America 
Wycliffe Institute of Linguistics, 
Dallas, Tex. (at present) 
— Weaverville (s) (m) 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cable 
Unevangelized Tribes Mission 
Brazil 
—Swannanoa (s) 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cherians 
(India) 

Christian Nationals Evangelism Com- 
mission 
— Malvern Hills (s) 

Miss Catherine Peeke 
(Wycliffe Translators) 
Quito, Ecuador 

Weaverville, N. C. (at Present) 
— Weaverville (s) (m) 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Moore 
(Wycliffe Bible Translators) 
Brazil 
—Malvern Hills (s) 



GEB from page one 

are there and help the church contin- 
ue to keep abreast of contemporary 
challenges," he said. 

He pointed to Dr. Martin Luther 
King Jr.'s leadership of the civil rights 
movement as "an era in the history of 
this country. It will take another half 
century to interpret the legacy left to 
us all." 

"The King family has made a unique 
contribution, and it would be the height 
of folly to try to emulate that," he 
said. 

"Ebenezer is significant in that it 
represents a focal point of identity for 
the white community and even more 
so for the black community. 

"It is already a dynamic institution, 
and I will do all I can to pick up on 
its many positive aspects. My ministry 
will look at the problems of the com- 
munity and the nation and see what 
values in the Christian gospel speak to 
those problems," he said. 

Dr. Roberts served as director of the 
Corporate Social Ministries Work Unit 
of the Board of National Ministries 
from 1970 until its functions were 
merged into the General Executive 
Board in a sweeping restructure of the 
denominational boards and agencies in 
1972-73. 

From 1962 to 1970 he was pastor of 
Elmwood United Presbyterian Church 
in East Orange, N. J., the third largest 
black congregation in the United Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S.A. 

His first pastorate, 1959-62, was at 
Weequahic Presbyterian Church in 
Newark. 

Dr. Roberts is a native of Chicago, 
the son of Marguerite and Joseph L. 
Roberts, Sr. His father was a minister in 
the African Methodist Episcopal 
Church. 

He holds his A.B. degree from Knox- 
ville Colleee, B.D. from Union Theo- 
logical Seminary in New York, Th.M. 
from Princeton Theological Seminary 
and an honorary D.D. from Johnson C. 
Smith University. 



MEMORIALS from page four 

Black Mountain. Dr. & Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville. 

Summitt, Mrs. Essie Jane, Swannanoa — Mrs. Irene P. 
Ray, Asheville. 

Swain, Mrs. Jessie, Arden — Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 
Canton. 

Turnbull, Mrs. Robert, Asheville — Mrs. S. W. Hud- 
dleston, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. Roy 
C. Bennett. Asheville. 

Usher, Mr. J. L, Jr., Savannah, Ga. — Dr. & Mrs. 
Joseph Carpenter, Hendersonville. 

Wally, Mrs. Ollie, Davidson, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. Ed 
Gilreath, Weaverville. 

West, Mr. Steven, Durham, N. C. — Miss Betty Lou 
Tate, Canton. 

Wiley, Mr. Frank, Vaiden, Miss. — Women of Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Circle #5 of Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Wiiiford, Mrs. Elma, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. C. A. 
Allen, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Henderson- 
ville Merchants Association, Hendersonville. 

Willard, Mrs. John, West Palm Beach, Fla. — Christ- 
ine M. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

Wilson, Mrs. A. K., Sr., Burnsville, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Wilson, Mrs. R. O., Huntington, W. Va. — Mr. & Mrs. E. 
S. Purdom, Franklin. 

Woodward, Mrs. J. A. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

Youngblood, Mr. Robert N., Danville, Va. — Mr. &. 
Mrs. L. H. Parmele, Hendersonville. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1975 



memorial (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Ahrens, Mrs. Ed, Brevard — S. Abbie Paul, Spring Lake, 
N. J. 

Alexander, Mr. Bryan, Candler — Mrs. Milton A. Sulli- 
van, Asheville. 

Allman, Mrs. Betty, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Anderson, Mr. H. L., Asheville — Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, 
Asheville. 

Arbogast, Mr. B. H., Asheville — Mr. Richard Fayssoux, 
Arden. 

Baldwin, Mr. Richard, Vincennes, Ind. — Women of the 
Presbyterian Church, Andrews. 

Barnett, Mrs. Nina — Mr. William K. Stamey, Asheville. 

Bates, Mr. Dennis James, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
V. Hooper, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Pitts, Mr. & Mrs. Ed 
Coates, the Rev. & Mrs. Ronald L. Odum, Franklin. 

Beard, Col. W. N., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Ray M. 
Winchester, Mr. Jim Deavcr, Brevard. 

Bell, Mrs. L. Nelson, Montreal — Mrs. W. J. Gammon, 
Black Mountain. 

Bennett, Dr. Kelly E., Bryson City — Mr. Sammy Beck, 
Cherokee. 

Best, Mrs. Herbert, Warsaw, N. C. — Dr. & Mrs. Joseph 
Carpenter, Hendersonville. 

Bradley, Mrs. James N., Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. Har- 
old A. Sluder, Weaverville. 

Brake, Mr. Robert A., Charleston, W. Va. — Mrs. Mil- 
ton A. Sullivan, Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Adams, Jr., Mr. & 
Mrs. O. T. Wynne, Asheville. 

Brooks, Mr. Roy, Waynesville — Miss Mary Gill is, Can- 
ton. 

Buchanan, Mr. Harry E., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Capps, Mr. Stanley, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Kytle 
Williams, Asheville. 

Christian, Mr. William E., Pasadena, Fla. — Mr. Alfred 
P. Goodwin, Hendersonville. 

Click, Mrs. William L., Mt. Prospect, III. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. Archibald Drake, Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Justus, 
Hendersonville. 

Clontz, Mr. Lloyd M., Canton — Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. 
& Mrs. William Milne, Women of the Canton Presby- 
terian Church, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, Canton. 

Cook, Mr. Herman, Weaverville — Mrs. Mildred Mc- 
Lean, Weaverville. 

Cooper, Dr. Hugh E., Jr., Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
Felix Potts, Ann Potts Dillingham, Bryson City. 

Corriher, Mr. H. A., Hendersonville — ■ Mr. & Mrs. Royce 
P. Thomas, Lucille Agnew, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Williams, 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Vernon and Leander John- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Allen, Mr. Boyd B. Massagee, 
Jr., Hendersonville. 

Cox, Miss Fannie Bell — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

Cunningham, Miss Frances S., Asheville — Miss Laura 
Cline, Mother Cline, Asheville. 

Dedie, Mr. John Frank, Kissimmee, Fla. — George and 
Arvella Michaels, Circle #1 of Franklin Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. 

Dillingham, Willie, Weaverville — Mrs. L. E. McLean, 
Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Callaway, Jr., Kinston, N. C. 

Donaldson, Col. T. Q. — Mrs. E. E. Donaldson, Etowah. 

Duff, Mrs. Ruth S. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Eveland, C. W. O., Asheville — Women of Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, 
Asheville. 

Faires, Mr. Worth, Charlotte, 
E. Johnson, Women of 
Church, Asheville. 

Fawcett, Mr. James R., Asheville 
A. Matheson, Asheville. 

Fanl, Mrs. Sam, Asheville — Miss Mary Jean Stines, 
Arden. 

Glenn, Mr. William, Weaverville — Women of the Wea- 
verville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Hale, Mr. D. M., Asheville — Miss Alice F. Laubach, 
Asheville. 

Hallman, Mr. Arthur, Columbus, Ga. — 3-M Sunday 
School Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 



N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. H. 
Kenilworth Presbyterian 

Mr. & Mrs. Russell 



W. Jaynes, Waynes- 
— Mr. & Mrs. Gene 
N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mr. & Mrs. John 



Asheville. 

Hampton, Mrs. Margaret, Brevard — Francis and Phy- 
llis Flynn, Jane Darnall, Mr. & Mrs. Willis W. Brit- 
tain, Brevard. Mrs. Louise P. Waler, Pisgah Forest. 

Hazen, Mr. E. L., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Royce 
P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Henley, Mrs. Lela, Randleman, N. C. — Hazel M. 
Hylton, Franklin. 

Hill, Mr. Mack A., Asheville — Mrs. James R. Fawcett, 
Asheville. 

Howe, Mrs. W. B., Hendersonville — Mrs. C. Raymond 
Smith, Mrs. R. C. Sample, Mrs. L. B. Prince, Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, The Brown Class, Mr. & Mrs. 
H. C. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Hunter, Mrs. George — ■ Thursday Literary Club, Ashe- 
ville. 

Hunter, Mr. C. R., Sr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 
Lanning, Asheville. 

Intermann, Mr. Charles, Richmond Hill, N. Y. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 

Jaynes, S. Stuart, Canton — N. 
ville. 

Johnstone, Knox, Mocksville, N. C. 
Usher, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Mrs. Charles A., Charlotte, 
J. F. Aycock, Brevard. 

Keinker, Mr. Carl, Hendersonville 
L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Killian, Mrs. Eva Truby, Waynesville — Ida Jean 
Brown, Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harpe, Adult S. S. Class 
of Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Hugh J. 
Sloan, Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Gibson, Sr., Circle #1 of 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Thomas L. 
Gwyn, Waynesville. Nan B. Killian, Asheville. 

Kneedler, Mr. Robert S., St. Petersburg, Fla. — 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, the Rev. & Mrs. 
Riley Covin, Sylva. Mr. G. W. Musgrave, Southern 
Pines, N. C. 

Knoble, Mr. Kenneth, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. Fred Higgins, 
Hendersonville. 

Lahr, Mr. Walter L., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. John I. Bush, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles G. Todd, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Raleigh, Mr. 
& Mrs. John E. Rufty, Mr. Gilbert T. Graham, Mr. & 
Mrs. James Towns, Mr. Alfred P. Goodwin, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Veterans W.W. I of Hendersonville 
Barracks #742. Mrs. B. B. Swanson, Mr. & Mrs. Har- 
vey Shollenberger, Hendersonville. Mrs. Jeter Gibbs, 
Melrose, Fla. Louise Lahr Murray and William Mur- 
ray III, Olympia Fields, III. 

Lawson, Mrs. Marlee Casada — Mr. & Mrs. Jack E. 
Wilson, Marietta, Ga. 

Ledford, Mrs. Howard, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
C. Vinson, Rabun Gap, Ga. 

Lequire, Mr. William H., Franklin 
Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Siler, Franklin. 

Lewis, Mrs. James R., Asheville 
Fawcett, Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, 
White, Miss Laura Cline and Mother Cline, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray Ballard, Mr. & Mrs. Reginald C. Smith, Mr. 
& Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Miss Edith Sollmann, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ed Worley, Mr. & Mrs. John S. Cheek, Mr. 
Holmes Sawyer, Mr. & Mrs. G. Kendall Leemon, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore E. Patton, Mr. & Mrs. Fuller H. 
Chapman, Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Drum, Mr. & Mrs. John 
P. Dosier, Mrs. Robert L. Torrence, Asheville Lions 
Club Auxiliary, Dr. & Mrs. Frank Rich, Mrs. Alexina 
W. Talmadge, Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Putnam, Vir- 
ginia and Nancy Bradley, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. 
Plimpton, Mrs. J. P. Price, Dr. & Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 
Mr. & Mrs. Rex Davies, H. D. Kinard, Data Digitizing 
Unit of National Climatic Center, Mr. Robert Dial, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Westall, Dr. & Mrs. L. T. Russell, 
Mr. & Mrs. Gary T. Flatow, Mrs. Robert C. Collins, 
Mrs. Wilkes C. Price, Liberty Tire Co., Mr. & Mrs. 
Malcolm F. Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. William T. Harris, ADP 
Services Division, Data Entry Section in Federal 
Bldg., Mr. & Mrs. Burgin A. Patton, James D. Mat- 
thews, Jr., Mrs. Doris B. Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. Ellery 
R. Baxter, Dr. & Mrs. Warren H. Cole, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. 0. McCollum, Mrs. I. C. Crawford, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. Young 
Adult S. S. Class of Dallas Presbyterian Church, Miss 
Louise McKittrick, Dallas, N. C. Brothers and Sis- 
ters of Mr. J. R. Lewis, Sr. — Tom, Lib, Violet, Denie 
and Kat. Sarah and Rudy Davis, Concord, N. C. 
Members of Section 4, 3297th USA Hospital (1000B). 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin E. Bischoff, Hendersonville. Mrs. 
Lewis B. Carpenter, Charlotte, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. David 
Carlson, Gainesville, Ga. Virginia Parrish Harris, 
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Hyman, Rocky Mount, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Wash- 
am, Canton. Sam M. Bradley, Sanford, N. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. James M. Dowtin, Jr., Greensboro, N. C. 

Lewis, Mr. W. F., Asheville — Mr. Richard Fayssoux, 
Arden. 

Logan, Mrs. Isabelle Gillespie, Hollywood, Fla. — Mrs. 

B. More, Black Mountain. 

Lorick, Mr. James M., Sr., Asheville — Mr. James T. 

Barnes and Sadie Barnes, Raleigh, N. C. Robert 

Bunnelle and Associates at Asheville Citizen-Times, 

Asheville. 
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Hawkins, Gastonia. 

L. Clay, Hendersonville. 
Maurer, Mrs. Mary, Clemson, S. C. — Men's Bible 

Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. John 

L. Clay, Hendersonville. 
McClure, Mrs. Ethel, Franklin — Miss Alice Slagle, Mr. 

& Mrs. Claude Bolton, Mrs. Lois Fulton, Gus and 

Virginia Baldwin, Mr. & Mrs. Mac R. Whitaker, Mrs. 

J. A. Riddle, Mr. & Mrs. George M. Slagle, Mr. & 

Mrs. Robert V. Hooper, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Coates, Mr. 

& Mrs. J. T. Siler, Martha Shields, Franklin. Rev. & 

Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Charles 

C. Vinson, Rabun Gap, Ga. 

McCracken, Mr. J. Britt, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
Felix Potts, Mr. & Mrs. P. R. Bennett, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Paul Hambly, Bryson City. 

McCullough, Marilyn, Hartsville, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. W. 
Gibson Campbell, Jr., Etowah. 

McKinney, Mr. Wade, Hendersonville — Mrs. Jeanne 
Franklin and Donna, Mountain Home. Mr. & Mrs. Wal- 
do Lanning, Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Morgan, Mrs. N. J., Washington, D. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Moss, Mrs. Helen, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ray Bal- 
lard, Mr. & Mrs. Reginald C. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Davis, Bun- 
combe County Republican Women's Club, Mrs. Rob- 
ert C. Collins, Dr. & Mrs. Warren H. Cole, Mr. & 
Mrs. G. Denall Leemon, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. James R. 
Fawcett & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Rex Davies, Asheville. 

Nevercel, Mrs. — Miss Alice F. Laubach, Asheville. 

Nichols, Mrs. J. B., Black Mountain — Nellie C. Owen- 
by, Asheville. 

Nichols, Mrs. Vivian, Black Mountain — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ellis Vaught, Swannanoa. 

Oates, Sara Ellen, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. C. C. 
Oates, Loenna Warren, Dana. Mr. & Mrs. William 
McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector, Miss 
Maggie Good, Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of First 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mrs. C. 
Raymond Smith, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Mrs. L. B. 
Prince, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Randolph, Jr., Mr. & 
Mrs. H. C. Williams, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
George Sandifer Kinney, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Osborne, Mrs. Ellen, Statesville, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady Brittain, Brevard. 

Osborne, Mrs. John — - Mr. & Mrrs. Bert Miller, Hen- 
dersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Kimzey, Arden, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. Carolyn Kimzey, Horse 
Shoe. 

Padgett, Mr. W. E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 
Lanning, Asheville. 

Phillips, Mr. Walter, Hendersonville — Vernon and 
Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Picklesimer, Miss Kay Ellen, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Felix 
Potts, Ann Potts Dillingham, Bryson City. 

Powell, Mr. W. E., Mars Hill — Mr. & Mrs. Howard J. 
Runnion, Fletcher. Dr. & Mrs. D. W. Brosnan, Ashe- 
ville. 

Purnell, Susan Lynne — Harrriet W. Cottrell, Hender- 
sonville. 

Reynolds, Mrs. Bob, Cleveland, Tenn. — The Felix W. 
Potts Family, Bryson City. 

Rice, Mr. Warren, Cashiers, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Fortune, Candler. 

Rodda, Mr. James A. S., Andrews — Mrs. W. Pitt Wal- 
ker, Andrews. 

Rodgers, Mr., Memphis, Tenn. — Miss Josephine Os- 
borne, Weaverville. 

Rogers, Mr. Pete, Weaverville — Women of the Wea- 
vervill Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Rowe, Mr. Billie, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. Mac R. Whit- 
aker, Franklin Presbyterian Church, Sunday School 
Class #3 of Franklin Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

Sams, Dr. Bruce, Mars Hill — Miss Laura Cline and 
Mother Cline, Asheville. 

Shaw, Mr. Arnold C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 

Shaw, Mr. Stanley S., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 

Smith, Mrs. H. L., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sum- 
ner, Sr., Asheville. 

Smith, Mrs. H. Maxey, Asheville — Miss Mary Miles, 
Miss Helen Miles, Montreat. Mrs. W. G. Thomas, 
Metarie, La. 

Smithson, Mr. N. D., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Kytle 
Williams, Asheville. 

Smithson, Mr. N. D., Jr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Kytle 
Williams, Asheville. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Kytle 
Williams, Asheville. 

Spencer, Mrs. Eudora Y., Asheville — Miss Laura 
Cline and Mother Cline, Mrs. Allen Williamson, Ashe- 
ville. 

Sproles, Mr. J. B., Hendersonville ■ — Mr. & Mrs. Royce 
P. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Henderson- 
ville. 

Stewart, Mr. David Little, Statesville, N. C. — Women 
of The Montreat Presbyterian Church, Monreat. 

Stutts, Mr. Kay, Montreat — Women of The Montreat 
Presbyterian Church, Miss Mary Miles, Miss Helen 
Miles, Montreat. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, 

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Vol. LXVI 



1975 



FEBRUARY 

No. 2 



GUTHRIE LEADS STUDY 

OF CONFESSIONS 

Asheville Presbytery, in a rare over- 
night meeting, on Monday and Tuesday, 
January 20 and 21, devoted itself to a 
study of the proposed Book of Confes- 
sions now before the Presbyterian 
Church, giving special attention to the 
newly written Declaration of Faith. 

Dr. Shirley C. Gutherie, Jr., Professor 
of Theology at Columbia Seminary and 
a member of the Assembly committee 
which has written the Declaration and 
proposed the adoption of the other doc- 
uments, led the presbytery in its study. 

The Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson is chair- 
man of the presbytery committee which 
designed the study and made the ar- 
rangements for that portion of the pres- 
bytery meeting in which the study was 
carried out. Mr. Kesterson expressed ap- 
preciation to the following persons who 
led the seven study groups: The Rev. D. 
E. Renegar and the Rev. Riley Coving 
The Rev. David Parks and the Rev. 

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PRESBYTERY RECEIVES PARSE 
ELECTS EICHELBERGER 



Asheville Presbytery, in its January 21 
meeting at Montreat, received the Rev. 
John C. Parse from Athens Presbytery 
and made arrangements for his installa- 
tion on February 2 as Pastor of the Can- 
ton Presbyterian Church. Mr. Parse has 
most recently been pastor of the Rabun 
Gap Presbyterian Church and chaplain 
to the students at Rabun Gap — Nacoo- 
chee School. He and Mrs. Parse have 
three children and were expected to be 
moving to Canton very soon. 

Presbytery elected as its new Moder- 
ator the Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr. 
Mr. Eichelberger is a GEB Staff Person 
for Pastoral Care and Career Develop- 
ment of Church Professionals in the 
Division of Professional Development. 
He has announced his acceptance of the 
call of the Grace Covenant Church of 
Asheville to become its pastor, and ar- 
rangements were made at this meeting 
of presbytery for his installation on 
Sunday, March 16. He plans to begin 
his duties at Grace Covenant near the 
end of February. Mrs. Eichelberger and 
the children will be moving to Asheville 
after the close of the present school 
term in Atlanta. 

Among the significant actions taken 
by the presbytery was the vote on two 
amendments to the Book of Church 
Order, 16-7 (8) and (9) . These amend- 
ments, if finally approved, will restrict 
the power of presbyteries in dismissing 
and dissolving churches. Asheville Pres- 
bytery voted disapproval of both, by 
counts of 0-57 and 0-56. 

Presbytery approved the recommen- 
dation of its Council in adopting a 1975 
Spending Budget of $250,000. The Rev. 
Jeff Kesterson, in making the report, ex- 
plained that this proposal reflected a 
$60,000 reduction from the asking bud- 
get that was adopted by presbytery at 
its July 1974 meeting. The reduction 



was indicated, he said, because commit- 
ments by the churches were not quite 
up to the $250,000 mark. The Treasur- 
er of Presbytery reported that total re- 
ceipts for budgeted benevolences in 1974 
had amounted to $255,109 compared to 
$255,756 in 1973. 

The following were elected as com- 
missioners to the 1975 meeting of the 
General Assembly which is to be held 
June 14-20 in Charlotte: The Rev. J. E. 
Bates, the Rev. Riley Covin, Mr. Har- 
old Sluder of the Brittains Cove Church 
and Mr. Ellis Vaught of the Swannanoa 
Church. Mrs. John Bolt of the Mur- 
phy Church was elected as Woman Dele- 
gate, and Jimmy Parks of the Weaver- 
ville Church was chosen to be Youth 
Delegate. 

Throughout the two-day meeting 
Miss Donna Cook and Mrs. Sara Fran- 
ces Thompson of the N. C. Synod Re- 
sourcing Center were on hand with a 
display of books and materials which 
are available to the churches of pres- 
bytery. 

Presbytery voted to hold its Spring 
meeting at the Bryson City Church on 
Saturday, April 12. In conjunction with 
this meeting there will be a workshop 
for Church School Teachers and Youth 
Workers jointly sponsored and staffed 
by Presbytery's Christian Education 
Committee and Synod's Resourcing 
System. 

COUNCIL PROPOSES 

RECOMMENDATIONS ON 

EVANGELISM AND GAMBLING 

The Council on Theology and Cul- 
ture of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S. will ask the General Assembly to 
adopt a statement affirming that evan- 

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OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

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Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February, 1975 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of North Carolina 

1974-1975 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 9 
Pressley Ct., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. William R. 
Anderson, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mr.. Joe 
Carpenter, 1151 Woodmont Dr., Hen- 
dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. Harold Woody, 
46 Audubon Dr., Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 20 
Aurora Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Editor 
Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 Richards 
St., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Walter Nelson, Arden, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — 



SECOND V. P. — Harold Sluder, Route 
2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Russell Folger, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River 

VICE-MODERATOR — Bill Claxton, 
Bryson City 

TREASURER — Kent Patton, Black 
Mountain, N. C. 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Tarle 
Reynolds, Arden 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 

Martha Gettys, Westminster 

REGISTRAR 
ville 



Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 



HISTORIAN Greg Harrison, Arden 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Ted White, 
Asheville First, — Pam Merrill, West- 
minster — Jeff Davis, West Asheville 
— Molly Vodak, Sylva — David 

Wynne, , Oak Forest Robin Evans, 

Kenilworth. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Harry 
Philips, Miss Elaine Crawford, Mrs. 
Ronald Odum, Mr. Steve Minnick. 



COUNCIL RECOMMENDS 
BCO CHANGE 

A move to open the Communion 
Table of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S. to former officers who affiliated 
with a "schismatic" religious body is 
being recommended by the denomina- 
tion's Council on Theology and Culture. 

A proposed constitutional change is 
being forwarded to the June meeting of 
the General Assembly. 

If approved by the Assembly, the 
amendment to the Book of Church Or- 
der (111-3) would still require a\ ma- 
jority vote in the 60 presbyteries (re- 
gional governing units) . 

The proposal came in response to an 
overture (request for action) from 
Athens Presbytery (Ga.) to the 1974 
General Assembly. 

The overture asked a change in BCO 
111-3, which states that when a church 
officer "renounces the communion of 
this Church by affiliating himself with 
some organized religious body which is 
heretical or schismatic, the court having 
jurisdiction shall make a full record of 
the irregularity, and declare that he is 
divested of his office in the Church and 
no longer possesses any right or author- 
ity pertaining thereto, and that he no 
longer has the privilege of coming to 
the Lord's Table in this communion." 

The Athens overture suggested the 
possibility of deleting the last part of 
the sentence which prohibits the di- 
vested officer from taking Communion 
in a PCUS church. 

The Council on Theology and Cul- 
ture, meeting Jan. 18-19, voted to recom- 
mend deletion of the words "or schis- 
matic" in BCO 111-3. 

A number of PCUS ministers and rul- 
ing elders were divested of office after 
they renounced jurisdiction of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S. and affili- 
ated with a group that formed the Pres- 
byterian Church in America in 1973. 

The effect of this admendment, if 
adopted, would be to permit them to 
partake of Holy Communion in a PCUS 
church, but they would still be stripped 
of the rights and authority of office in 
the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

GUTHRIE from page one 

Dicks McKell; The Rev. Allen Gardner 
and the Rev. Raymond Barfield; The 
Rev. Harry Philips and Miss Carlisle 
Hoyt; The Rev. John Newton and the 
Rev. Robert McGirt; The Rev. Donald 
Munson and Mrs. F. A. Plummer; The 
Rev. Ronald Odum and the Rev. Billy 
Martin. 

The meeting was opened in Montreat's 
Convocation Hall with a devotional ser- 
vice led by the Moderator of Presbytery, 
the Rev. Richard Shelor. Following the 
worship service, Mr. Kesterson outlined 
the program and introduced Dr. Guth- 
rie who set in perspective the historical 
documents of the proposed Book of 
Confessions and then described what his 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Evening Groups, Morning Classes & 
Other Study Periods— will be enriched 
by studying the lives of Christian states- 
men or missionaries such as the ones 
listed below: 

Abraham Lincoln, Adoniram Judson, 
Frank Laubach, Margaret of Scotland, 
Martin of Tours, John Elliott, David 
Livingston, St. Francis of Assisi, Martin 
Luther. 

Filmstrips on this list can be ob- 
tained free for the booking. Write the 
Presbyterian Resource Center, the ad- 
dress of which is below, three weeks a- 
head of the date you need the strip. 
They will send you confirmation in a 
few days, and the filmstrip several days 
before you need it. 

Many other filmstrips and slides are 
available in the Presbyterian Resource 
Center in Raleigh merely for the "ask- 
ing" and a prompt return of the item. A 
catalogue of all their filmstrips, slides 
and cassette tapes is obtainable for $1.00 
from them, and is entitled, "Library 
of Audio-Visual Materials." THINK 
audio-visuals and you will grow in 
your teaching. FEEL with the mission- 
aries and statesmen's lives, and you will 
understand our Christian heritage. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



committee had in mind in the prepara- 
tion of the Declaration of Faith. Mr. 
Kesterson expressed special thanks to 
Dr. Guthrie for undertaking both phases 
of this presentation when it was learned 
that Dr. John Leith, who had been in- 
vited to share in the program had been 
prevented from attending due to a snow 
storm in Richmond. 

Following Dr. Gutherie's presenta- 
tion, those in attendance were divided 
into seven groups and proceded to dis- 
cussion of assigned sections of the Book 
of Confessions. This group study was re- 
sumed for one hour on Tuesday morn- 
ing. Presbytery then reconvened in the 
Convocation Hall to report suggestions, 
questions and conclusions. Dr. Guthrie 
made a brief response following each 
report. 

An informal count revealed that about 
seventy persons were in attendance rep- 
resenting almost all of the presbytery's 
thirty five congregations. 



February, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

New Brownie Troop 
A new Brownie Troop has been form- 
ed in our church, and several of our 
younger girls have .become members of 
it. They are: Shelia Spillars, April 
Jaynes, Rachel Spillars, Cheryl Buhrmas- 
ter, Debbie Gilliam, Karen Howard, 
Keila Buckner, Karla Buckner, Darlene 
Wiggins, Sandy Spillars, Julie Blevins, 
Karen Buckner and Angela Jaynes. 

Leaders of the Troop, which is Num- 
ber 42, are Miss Bobbie Decker and Miss 
Diane Krug. Both of these are Seniors 
at Warren Wilson College. 

Eight on Honor Roll 
Seven of our young people were on 
the honor roll for the last grading per- 
iod at the Black Mountain Elementary 
School. They are: Shelia Spillars, April 
Jaynes, Rachel Spillars, Cheryl Buhr- 
master, Darlene Wiggins, Sandy Spillars 
and Karen Buckner. 

Mark Buhrmaster was on the honor 
roll at Owen High School for the same 
grading period. 




Mark Buhrmaster and the Bible he received 
for reciting the Catechism. 

Fifteen to Gatlinburg 
Fifteen of our young people attended 
the annual World Missions Conference 
which was held at Gatlinburg, Tennes- 
see on January 31 to February 2. This 
participation was made possible through 
the Memorial Fund. 

Older Boys Join MOC 
The Men of the Church group at the 
Swannanoa Church has been reorganized 
and our older boys are members. They 
have enjoyed the suppers and the pro- 
grams at the first meetings. 

Gifts of Clothing 
We have greatly appreciated the many 
gifts of good used clothing that have 
come from the churches. It will be help- 
ful if others will follow suit. 



GATLINBURG MISSIONS 
CONFERENCE 

The publicity is traditionally late, but 
there is a way to remember the date. It 
is held on the weekend of the first Sat- 
urday in February. I'm talking about the 
Gatlinburg Missions Conference. In 
what might have been an "off year", 
more than 1,100 registered for the elev- 
enth edition of the conference. This 
year it was sponsored by the Presbyter- 
ies of Asheville, Highlands, Holston, and 
Knoxville. 

The good things that happened inside 
the young people and adults were the 
result of God blessing a clear purpose. 
We were brought in touch with the 
work of our missionaries in various 
places around the world. We were en- 
couraged to invest our lives in the work 
of world evangelism, wherever God's 
call would lead us. 

Who helped us? There were nine mis- 
sionaries, plus three missionary candi- 
dates, plus three members of Chattanoo- 
ga's Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 
who had just completed a tour of Bra- 
zil. The keynote speaker was Mr. Wal- 
ter Shepard, who had participated in the 
International Congress for World Evan- 
gelization held in Lousanne, Switzer- 
land. Mr. Joseph Martin, on furlough 
from service in Brazil, brought the main 
address on Saturday night. Dr. Cortez 
Cooper, the pastor of First Church, 
Nashville, was the Minister of the Word 
on Sunday morning. Our morning Bible 
teacher was Mrs. Kay Arthur from Chat- 
tanooga. 

Of particular interest was the appear- 
ance of the General Assembly from Mon- 
treat-Anderson College. This singing 
group was warmly received from their 
second year as ministers of music. Their 
style, the content of their message, and 
their attitude of praise to the Lord were 
a real encouragement. 

We listened, but we also participated. 
Congregational singing was given a 
prominent place in the conference pro- 
gram. To all of this were added com- 
fortable motel looms and five delicious 
meals. The total cost was $30.00. 

I was impressed with the many de- 
tails which were handled by the pastor 
and members of the Gatlinburg Pres- 
byterian Church. Their devotion is so 
vital in making the conference an excel- 
lent event. I was grateful for the oppor- 
tunity to participate in a missions get 
together that deserves our support and 
encouragement. 

Sandy Curnow 



MARCH BIRTHDAYS 






Date 


Age 


Valerie Buhrmaster 


6 


13 


Morgan Blevins 


13 


15 


Freida Wiggins 


17 


15 


John Elam 


27 


11 


John Wade 


31 


15 



COUNCIL from page one 

gelism "aims at the conversion of sin- 
ners'' and is distinguished from but not 
separated from other aspects of the 
church's life. 

The two-paragraph statement will be 
recommended for adoption to the 1975 
General Assembly, which meets June 14- 
21 in Charlotte. 

The '74 Assembly asked the council 
to bring in a recommendation in re- 
sponse to a 500-word statement on 
evangelism introduced in a resolution 
signed by several commissioners, includ- 
ing the Rev. Kenneth J. Foreman Jr. of 
Montreat, N. C, and the Rev. Dr. Al- 
bert J. Kissling of Jacksonville, Fla. 

The council is asking the Assembly 
to affirm that "evangelism seeks to pre- 
sent Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord 
and that it aims at the conversion of 
sinners. It is both an invitation to re- 
ceive salvation from God and a call to 
obey and serve Him." 

It further suggests that "evangelism 
is to be distinguished but not separated 
from such other aspects of the Church's 
life and work as worship, nurture, social 
concern, and ethical conduct." 

In addition, "The council commends 
to the General Assembly the 1967 State- 
ment on Evangelism, the plans and ac- 
tivities of the Council on Evangelism, 
and the materials and programs of the 
Division of National Mission. 

The Council also voted to send to the 
General Assembly recommendations 
which would call on the Assembly to 
reaffirm the denomination's opposition 
to gambling. This is in response to a 
request from the Congressional Com- 
mission to review the National Policy 
Toward Gambling for a statement of 
the denomination's position. 



MEMORIALS from page four 

Weir, Mrs. J. Weldon, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. D. Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. Henry L. Aus- 
band, Asheville. 

Westall, Miss Mary, Asheville — Miss Alma 
Hawthorne, Mrs. Allen Williamson, Mrs. 
Robert Pollard, Jr., Mrs. Ralph Lee, Ashe- 
ville. Mrs. H. R. Penley & Family, Weaver- 
ville. Mrs. O. J. Thies, Davidson, N. C. 

Whaley, Mrs. Mary Jeffries, Greensboro, N. C. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Osborne, Canton. 

Willson, Mr. Alex, Pittsburgh, Pa. — Miss Anne 
Sample, Hendersonville. 

Wilson, Mrs. Clarence, Tryon, N. C. — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Wilson, Mrs. Landrum "Thay", Hayesville — 
Janet C. Drake, Hendersonville. 

Wing, Mrs. W. T., Sr., Gainesville, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Carl Teague, Mrs. John C. McDowell, 
Miss Josephine Osborne, Women of The 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon K. 
Glasgow, Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Ray and Vickie, 
Weaverville. 

Woerner, Mr. Carl O., Columbia, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Mrs. Lucille Allen. 
Miss Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Allen, Miss Elizabeth S. Randolph, Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. 
& Mrs. A. G. Randolph, Jr., Henderson- 
ville. 

Wright, Mrs. Grace McKenzie, Washington, 
D. C. — Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Ashe- 



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February, 1975 



fMatwrtal (gifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Allen, Mr. O. Lee, Hendersonville — Mrs. Etta 
T. Graham, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., 
Hendersonville. 

Allison, Mrs. Esther, Etowah — Mr. & Mrs. W. 
Gibson Campbell, Jr., Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. 
Danny Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 

Boling, Mr. Wade S., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Henry Marriotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga. 

Bowers, Mrs. — Mr. & Mrs. O. T. Wynne, Ashe- 
ville. 

Bryant, Mrs. Pegram, Statesville, N. C. — Mrs. 
Elsie Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Bryson, Mrs. H. R., Asheville — J. N. Barnett, 
Asheville. 

Cook, Mrs. Ann Young, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John Dillingham, Enka. 

Corriher, Mr. H. A., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Cragg, Mrs. Maude Cannon, Clayton, Ga. — 
Women of First Presbyterian Church, Sun- 
day School of First Presbyterian Church, 
Highlands. 

Cunningham, Miss Frances S., Asheville — 
Miss Hannah Williams, Newton School, 
Asheville. Mrs. Charles Oliver, Pulaski, Va. 
Miss Stella Chaney, Danville, Va. Mrs. Lee 
H. Edwards, Charlotte, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. El- 
bert C. Duckett, Candler. 

Dale, Miss Janie, Arlington, Va.— Mr. & Mrs. 
C. R. Ross, Asheville. 

Danzler, Mr. Roy, Jr., Moncks Corner, S. C. — 
Mr.- & Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Dichtenmueller, Mrs. Roland, Kilmarnack, Va. 
— Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Dillingham, Mr. Vestal, Bamardsvi.le — Lucille 
P. Penley and Family, Weaverville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Nesbitt N. Jarrett, Greensboro, N. C. 

Dillingham, Mr. William J., Weavervi le — Mr. & 
Mrs. Nesbitt N. Jarrett, Greensboro, N. C. 

Drake, Ora, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Archi- 
bald Drake, Hendersonville. 

Freeman, Mr. Elmer, Martin, Ga. — Circle #9 
of First Presbyterian Church, The Brown 
Class of First Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Furness, Mr. Edward, Canton — Mrs. Edward 
Furness, Canton 

Gillinghaer, Mr. George, Pineville, Ky. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Wendell McDevitt, Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
Teague, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon K. Glasgow, 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Wea- 
verville. 

Gosnell, Mr. Alan, Asheville — Mrs. May A. 
Dunn, Asheville. Miss Mary Dunn, Hyatts- 
ville, Md. 

Gustafson, Mrs. H. F., Brevard — Development 
Building of Olin Corporation, Clarence & 
Ada Allison, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. Ar- 
thur M. Smart, Brevard. 



Gustafson, Mrs. Henry S., Brevard — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 
Gwennap, Mr. Thomas, Wheeling, W. Va. — 

Patsy & Henry Clarke, Mr. & Mrs. W. N. 

Waddell, Asheville. 
Hampton, Mrs. Sallie Mae, Lakeland, Fla. — 

Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville. Mr. & 

Mrs. W. Gibson Campbell, Jr., Etowah. 
Heppert, Mr. E. D., Kingsport, Tenn. — Mr. & 

Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 
High, Mrs. Leona, Black Mountain — Betty and 

Bub Tyson, Black Mountain. 
Holden, Mr. Wiiliam H., Jr. — Mr. & Mrs. James 

R. Varner, Winter Park, Fla. 
Holly, Dr. Norman J., Hendersonville — Dr. L. 

B. Barber, Dr. C. D. Chapman, Henderson- 
ville. 

Hooper, Mrs. Gratia Bryson, Asheville — Wom- 
en of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Howe, Mrs. W. B. W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Kearse, Dr. William Oliver, Canton — Don, Dor- 
is & Donna Murphy, Women of The Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Hansen, Canton. Miss 
Ann D. Hardin, North Carolina State Nurses 
Association, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. John 
N. Powell, Jr., Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. Henry E. 
Colton, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Hilton, 
Kingsport, Tenn. 

Kelly, Mrs. Ralph — Mr. & Mrs. James Shef- 
field, Anne Hyde, Waynesville. 

Lahr, Mr. Walter Lewis, Hendersonville — Mr. 
Mrs. Arthur M. Bjontegard, Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
Beyers, Hendersonville. 

Ledford, Pam — Mrs. Mary Alice B. Geyer, Bry- 
son City. 

Lee, Mr. Walter B., Clyde — Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Canton. 

Lester, Mr. S. H., Havana, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
G. W. Galloway, Brevard. 

Lewis, Mrs. James R., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. A. Stradley, Mr. & Mrs. C. Foster Ald- 
ridge, Dr. & Mrs. Lloyd Remington, Mr. & 
Mrs. Stanley C. Settle, Mr. & Mrs. James 
F. Bocook, Mrs. G. K. Leemon Sr., Mr. & 
Mrs. Leo Manley, Asheville. Mrs. James 

C. Hardee, Jr., Fort Devens, Mass. Mrs. B. 
B. Sweeney, Miss Constance Sweeney, 
Rocky Mount, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis 
Mosseller, Valdosta, Ga. Board of Trustees 
of The Presbyterian Home for Children, 
Black Mountain. The Rev. & Mrs. Robert 
S. Busey, Richmond, Va. Jean & Murray 
Chidester, Canon City, Colo. 

Matthews, Mrs. Fannie, Toccoa, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Talmadge L. Burnette, Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
B. Sawyer, Swannanoa. 

Maurer, Mrs. Donald, Clemson, S. C. — Mary 
Smyth Sunday School Class of First Pres- 
byterian Church, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

McClure, Mrs. Ethel Gray, Franklin — Mr. & 
Mrs. James P. Cunningham, Mr. & Mrs. 
George P. Byrd, Mr. & Mrs. G. Wayne 
Gaulkner, Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Lawrence, 
Mrs. Jim S. Gray, Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Stamey, 



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Donor's Name- 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Mr. H. H. Plemmons, Keith & Nancy Dodge, 
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Pitts, Mrs. Carolyn 
Greene and Gary, Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. 
Frederick P. Kreis, Catherine White, Robin 
Buckin, Otto. Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Dickinson, 
Memphis, Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. George H. 
Kline, Wilmette, III. Mr. & Mrs. John N. 
McClure, Bradenton, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Ora 
Berkman, Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Carrie 
M. Gray, Sedro Wooley, Wash. Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence Thurmond, Rabun Gap, Ga. 

McCracken, Mr. Britt, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
Vernon McHan, Bryson City. 

McFadyen, Mr. Lacy, Raeford, N. C. — The Don 
Renfro Family, Asheville. 

Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. George and Daughter 
Beth — Mrs. Fannie M. Slade, Asheville. 

Morris, Mrs. Gladys, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ed- 
win Whitaker, Asheville. 

Moss, Mrs. Helen, Asheville — Mrs. Ann H. 
Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Stradley, Mary 
Rosa Harshaw, Mr. & Mrs. T. H. Gourlay, 
Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Asheville. Mr. Ray- 
mond E. Zook, Hendersonville. Bernice & 
Walter Galloway, Southern Pines, N. C. 

ft/luth, Col. Daniel M., Auckland, New Zealand 
— Dr. R. E. Conant and Family, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 



Bryson City— Mr. & Mrs. P. 
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon McHan, 



Myers, Mrs. A. H. 

R. Bennett, Jr., 
Bryson City. 

Nehring, Mr. Lester, Lakeland, Fla. — Mrs. Ha- 
zel M. Hylton, Franklin. 

Nichols, Mrs. J. B., Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Burton Osteen, Swannanoa. 

Norvell, Mrs. — Mr. & Mrs. O. T. Wynne, Ashe- 
ville. 

Oates, Miss Sara, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Enno F. 
Camenzind, Brevard. 

Patterson, Mrs. Hannah W., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Guy A. Ward, Mrs. Stanley Capps, Mrs. 
Kytle Williams, Harold and Louise Bur- 
rage, Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Milton, Mr. & Mrs. 
Brodie S. James, Mr. & Mrs. W. Ralph 
Walls, Sr., Asheville. Mrs. H. G. Johnston, 
Pearisburg, Va. Auburn University, Auburn, 
Ala. Wade H. Johnson, High Point, N. C. 

Pollock, Mr. Andrew Bauman — Mr. & Mrs. H. 
Edwin Pollock, Asheville. 

Pugh, Mrs. Lovie, Olympia, Wash. — Mrs. Jim 
S. Gray, Mrs. Betty Sue Cunningham, 
Franklin. 

Radford, Mrs. R. L., Ashevilie — Mrs. R. L. 
Beam, Asheville. 

Riley, Mr. Frank, Valden, Miss. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Brandon K. Glasgow, Weaverville. 

Roberts, Mrs. Valeria — Mr. & Mrs. Emery 
Wallin, Marshall, N. C. 

Rogero, Mrs. Edna, New Smyrna, Fla. — The 
W. L. Wheeler Family, Black Mountain. 

Schulman, Mr. Barney, Kingstree, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. F. E. Shull, Canton. 

Shook, Mrs. Haskew, Asheville — Mrs. J. F. 
Garland, Mr. & Mrs. John Dillingham, Enka. 

Slaughter, Miss Pauline, Canton— Circle #2 
of Canton Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Doro- 
thy H. Avery, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Mr. 
Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Furness. Mr. 
& Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Ho- 
gan, Women of The Presbyterian Church, 
Canton. 

Smith, Mrs. Maude, Asheville — Miss Laura 
Cline and Mother Cline, Asheville. 

Snow, Mr. H. A., St. Petersburg, Fla. — Mrs. 
Wilsie Nesbitt, Horse Shoe. Mrs. Jack 
Franklin and Family, Mountain Home. 

Stahl, Mrs. George, Brownsville, Tex. — Miss 
Laura Cline and Mother Cline, Asheville. 

Stewart, Sadelle — Mrs. Lamar Galloway, Lees- 
ville, S. C. 

Stuckey, Mrs. Marine — Mrs. Walter McFall, 
Asheville. 

Stutts, Mr. Kay N., Montreat — Mrs. Ann H. 
Phillips, Asheville. 

Summitt, Mrs. T. F., 
garet G. Harrison, 

Vought, Helen, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Edwin H. Brickford, Hendersonville. 



Swannanoa — Mrs. 
Swannanoa. 



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Mrs. 



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Vol. LXVI 



1975 



MARCH 

No. 3 



142 FROM PRESBYTERY 

ATTEND GATLINBURG 

CONFERENCE 

Of the 1017 participants in the 1975 
Gatlinburg International Missions Con- 
ference, 142 were young people and 
adults from Asheville Presbytery. The 
event which was sponsored by Asheville, 
Highlands, Holston and Knoxville Pres- 
byteries was held at the famous Tennes- 
see resort on January 31 - February 2. 

The other presbyteries were represent- 
ed as follows: Highlands — 311; Holston 
—138; Knoxville— 93. 333 of the confe- 
rees came from communities outside of 
the sponsoring area. 

Already the steering committee has 
met to review and evaluate the 1975 con- 
ference and to make plans for the 1976 
version which has January 30 - February 
1 as its target dates. 

Officers of the steering committee 
have asked that their appreciation be 
expressed to the Presbyterians of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery who gave such helpful 
support to the 1975 conference. 



ENCOURAGING ENROLLMENT 
AND GRADES AT MONTREAT 

Spring semester has opened at Mon- 
treat-Anderson College with record en- 
rollment and higher grades shown in 
the midst of toughening academic stan- 
dards, according to figures released by 
college officials. 

Enrollment has increased by 6 per 
cent over the second semester last year. 
Additionally, there was only a 2 per 
cent enrollment decrease between fall 
and spring semester compared with a 
normal decline of 10-15 per cent. 

Fifty-two incoming students enrolled 
at MAC for spring semester pushing the 
enrollment figure to 397, a decline of 
only eight students over fall semester. 
This increase is notable in that admis- 
sions standards have been upgraded con- 
tinually in the last three years, a trend 
of lessening popularity in some colleges. 

Although more grades were assigned 
last semester compared with fall semes- 
ter 1S73, above average grades made 
modest gains while average and below 
average grades declined. 

For instance, the "A"s were up by 1 
per cent and "B"s by 1.8 per cent; 
whereas; the "C"s were down by 1.5 
per cent and the "D"s by 8 per cent. All 
other dispositions of grades, including 
"F"s, non-credits, withdrawals and in- 
completes, rose only 2 per cent. 

LITTLE PISGAH CAMP SYMBOL 

The Little Pisgah Camp Council is 
interested in obtaining suggestions from 
within Asheville Presbytery regarding a 
symbol for Little Pisgah Camp. The 
Council hereby announces a Little Pis- 
gah Camp Symbol Contest open to any 
young persons of junior hi and high 
school age within Asheville Presbytery 
who wish to submit art drawings of a 
symbol that would be appropriate for 
use as the official Little Pisgah Camp 
Symbol. Such a drawing would be used 



on camp stationary, on shoulder patches, 
for sale at the camp, and would be used 
on other items such as sweatshirts and 
camp equipment. 

A full explanation of the symbol with 
any Christian or nature related meaning 
should be included with the art drawing. 
All art drawings should be submitted to 
the office of Asheville Presbytery by 
April 15th. Winners will be announced 
in the April issue of OUR MOUNTAIN 
WORK. A free week at Camp is offered 
for the winner. 



PRESBYTERY MINISTERS 
ENJOY RETREAT 

Twenty-three of Asheville Presbytery's 
ministers met together for a retreat on 
February 25-26 at "In the Oaks", an 
Episcopal conference center in Black 
Mountain, N. C. 

The event was planned by the presby- 
tery's Committee on Pastoral Care of 
Church Professionals of which the Rev. 
John C. Neville is chairman. Presbyte- 
ry's Council also had a part in the early 
planning of the retreat. Mr. P. K. Fer- 
ree of Bryson City, a member of the 
Council, worked with Mr. Neville in re- 
serving the facility at Black Mountain. 

One after another of the ministers ex- 
pressed appreciation for this opportunity 
to fellowship with one another without 
the press of a crowded agenda which al- 
most always characterizes meetings of 
presbytery. Most of the two day period 
was spent in recreation, worship and in- 
formal visiting. 

Unanimous agreement was reached 
that the retreat should become a regular 
event in the life of the presbytery. Ways 
were discussed of involving the wives 
and children of the ministers in future 
retreats. 

Funds to pay the cost of this first re- 
treat were provided by an anonymous 
benefactor. The ministers prepared 
and signed a resolution of thanks to be 
sent to their unnamed friend. 



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OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 
40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 
Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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March, 1975 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of North Carolina 

1974-1975 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 9 
Pressley Ct., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. William R. 
Anderson, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Joe 
Carpenter, 1151 Woodmont Dr., Hen- 
dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



TREASURER - 
46 Audubon 
28804 



- Mrs. Harold Woody, 
Dr.. Asheville, N. C. 



HISTORIAN — Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 20 
Aurora Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Editor 
Mr*. Charles Fortune, 10 Richards 
St., Asheville, N. C. 28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT Walter Nelson, Arden, 

N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — 



SECOND V. P. Harold Sluder, Route 

2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Russell Folger, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River 

VICE-MODERATOR — Bill Claxton, 
Bryson City 

TREASURER — Kent Patton, Black 
Mountain, N. C. 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Tarle 
Reynolds, Arden 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Martha Gettys, Westminster 

REGISTRAR — Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 
ville 

HISTORIAN — Greg Harrison, Arden 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Ted White, 
Asheville First, — Pam Merrill, West- 
minster — Jeff Davis, West Asheville 
— Molly Vodak, Sylva — David 
Wynne, , Oak Forest — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Harry 
Philips, Miss Elaine Crawford, Mrs. 
Ronald Odum, Mr. Steve Minnick. 



WOC ANNUAL MEETING 

The Women of the Church of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery will hold the annual 
meeting at Westminster Church on April 
17, 1975 with registration at 9:30 A.M. 
The meeting will begin at 10 with Mrs. 
Joyce McNair, president, presiding. 

Mrs. Merrill Grubbs will talk to us a- 
bout the missionary work in Korea, a 
subject of vital interest to Presbyterians. 

Reservations for lunch are to be sent 
to Mrs. Walter Harlow, 49 Sleepy Hol- 
low Dr. Asheville, N. C. 28805 by April 
12. Her telephone number is 298-3007. 
Luncheon tickets will be $2.00. 



WORKSHOP ON 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

You will remember that last Fall our 
Presbytery voted to have an EVENT at 
the Spring meeting of Presbytery. This 
would be Phase II of the plan presented by 
the General Council. 

This EVENT was to be planned by the 
Synod's Regional Resourcing System under 
the direction of Curtis Patterson, and 
Presbytery's Leader Education Council, 
made up of Rev. Ron Odum, Rev. Stanley 
Bennett, Rev. Billy Frank Woods, Mrs. 
Grace Munro, secretary, Mrs. Kenneth 
Foreman, chairman. 

Plans are under way and here is your 
progress report. 

The EVENT will be in the form of a 
WORKSHOP on CHRISTIAN EDUCA- 
TION, similar to the Presbytery-wide work- 
shop held in Canton a year and a half ago. 

The Phase II Plan is to have this EVENT 
at the same time and place as Presbytery 
so that leaders and teachers may accom- 
pany ministers and elders who attend the 
Presbytery meeting. 

TIME: April 12, 1975 (Saturday-Regis- 
tration 9:00-9:30 A.M.) 

PLACE: Bryson City Presbyterian 
Church 

WHO: All who are involved in Christian 
Education: Sunday School Teachers — all 
grades, Youth Leaders (for Fellowship 
groups), Superintendents, Members of 
Christian Education Committees, Any one 
interested in C. E. work. 

The more structured part of the Work- 
shop will conclude around 3:30 P.M. The 
rest of the training will be more informal, 
so that all can go when Presbytery ad- 
journs. 

Please let your pastor know if you are 
planning to come, so arrangements can be 
made for lunch. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



NORTH CAROLINA C. E. 

CONFERENCE JUNE 22-27 

MONTREAT 

This year, as every year for a long 
time, the North Carolina Christian Edu- 
cation Conference will be held at Mon- 
treat from June 22-27. Please take spe- 
cial note of these dates as they are the 
ones that will mean leadership for teach- 
ers, advisors, parents, families, (church) 
professionals, evangelism planners and 
process committees in our local churches. 
There will be the Laboratory School for 
church school teachers for nursery threes 
through Grade Six. The Youth Minis- 
tries section will encompass all church 
ministries to youth in their two divisions 
of the Junior Highs and Senior Highs. 
Marriage Enrichment and Parent Edu- 
cation will be two more sections for the 
week's study. The Evangelism area will 
give helps for both the local church and 
the Presbytery planners, while the Per- 
sonal Growth area on Bible study, small 
groups, and personal spiritual life would 
enrich churches and private individuals. 
The section for Church Professionals 
will equip the participants in skills and 
more knowledge, and the area on Trans- 
actional Analysis which is for the sec- 
ond year process, builds on the course 
from last year. 






PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. 0. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



LITTLE PISGAH CAMP LEADERSHIP 



DATE AGE GROUP 

June 15-20 Sr. Hi Camp 

June 22-27 Junior Boys 

July 1-4 Sr. Hi Camp 



BIBLE LEADER 
Rev. Sandy Curnow 
Rev. John Neville 
Rev. Sandy Curnow 



Family Overnight Rev. Stanley Bennett 
Junior Girls Mrs. Mae Minnick 



July 4-5 

July 6-11 

(SUBJECT OF STUDY -- Old Testament characters) 

July 13-18 Jr. Hi Camp #1 

July 20-25 Jr. Hi Camp #2 Rev. Bill Wing 

CAMP ADMINISTRATION 
Director — Mr. Eddie Teeters, Montreat-Anderson College 
Waterfront Director — Mrs. Martha Teeters, Montreal, NC 
Nurse — Mrs. Polly Harris (RN) Montreat-Anderson College 
Dietition — Mrs. Martha Hodges, Westminster Church, 

Asheville, NC 
Facilities Manager — Mr. Prentiss Childs, Little Pisgah 
Camp 

COLLEGIATE STAFF 
Special Events Director — Rebecca Hodges — Warren Wil- 
son College 
Sports Director — Chuck Hood — Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege 
Crafts Director — Ellen Evans — Montreal-Anderson Col- 
lege 
Nature Lore Director — Fran Conger, Montreat-Anderson 
College 

HIGH SCHOOL STAFF ASSOCIATES 
Tammy Anderson, Montreat 
Molly Sue Vodak, Arden 
Louise Harris, Black Mountain 
Allen Crawford, Black Mountain 



March, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

RECEIVES DUKE 

ENDOWMENT GIFT 

Among the 45 child care institutions 
in North and South Carolina to receive 
financial assistance this year from the 
Duke Endowment is Presbyterian Home 
for Children, Black Mountain, N. C, 
which received a check in the amount 
of $4,921.06. 

The program of grants announced by 
the Duke Endowment this year totaled 
$1,787,148 for 45 child care institutions 
and 189 hospitals in the two states, ac- 
cording to James R. Felts, Jr., a trustee 
of the Duke Endowment and the execu- 
tive director of its Hospital and Child 
Care Sections. Of this amount, 26 chil- 
dren's homes in North Carolina received 
$401,909, and 19 in South Carolina, 
$207,778. 

The Duke Endowment was established 
in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke. Its 
philanthropy is in four major areas — ed- 
ucation, health, child care, and religion. 
Educational beneficiaries are Davidson 
College and Duke, Furman, and Johnson 
C. Smith Universities. In the health 
area, funds are provided to assist non- 
profit hospitals in the Carolinas in op- 
erating expenses, in adding and expand- 
ing services designed for improvement of 
patient care, and in providing physical 
plants, plant additions, and equipment. 
Child care institutions in North Caro- 
lina and South Carolina are given help 
in financing the care of orphans and 
half-orphans. Assistance is given in con- 
struction and maintenance of rural 
United Methodist churches in North 
Carolina and in the support of retired 
ministers and dependent families of de- 
ceased ministers. A full-time staff based 
in the Charlotte office is available for 
counseling when hospitals and child care 
institutions request it. 

By the end of 1974, total financial as- 
sistance from the Duke Endowment to 
beneficiaries totaled more than $395 
million. 



APRIL BIRTHDAYS 






Date 


Age 


Karen Howard 


6 


9 


Walter Spillars 


14 


11 


Steve Bates 


23 


19 


Tina Clark 


23 


13 


Sandra Giber 


23 


18 


Darlene Wiggins 


23 


11 


Sandy Spillars 


30 


12 



WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN 

A 22 hour workshop designed to help 
women live a successful, fulfilled life will 
begin April 29, 1975 at the Arden Pres- 
byterian Church, Hendersonville Road 
(Rte. 25), Arden, N. C. 

Biblically oriented, the lectures will be 
led by Verna Birkey, a former teacher, 
counselor, and for seven years Dean of 
Girls at Ben Lippen School in Asheville, 
North Carolina. She has led over 100 sim- 
ilar series in cities across the nation and 
Canada. 

These Workshops grew out of a strong 
conviction that God can fulfill the woman's 
needs, that wives will be happy as they 
know and live according to God's specific 
design, and that mothers can understand 
and meet the real needs of their children. 

The Seminar seeks to carefully define 
practical steps women can take to create 
harmony in the home, accept others, de- 
velop a sense of self-worth, help others 
develop a sense of self-worth, keep lines of 
communication open, discipline effectively 
and gain the assurance of being loved. 

The sessions were recorded at an actual 
presentation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
and are graphically presented visually by 
a carefully planned and meaningful series 
of slides. 

The sessions are open to all women — 
single, married, mothers, widows, older, 
younger, homemakers, professional women, 
students — women of all walks of life. 
The sessions will be held April 29, 30 and 
May 6 and 7 (4 sessions inclusive). 

For Further information on registration 
and fee, call Mrs. Jesse Chapman 252- 
4289 or Mrs. George Lacy 274-2317. 



GEB NOTES DEFICIT 

The General Executive Board in session 
in Atlanta, February 10-12, 1975 fully and 
agonizingly probed the reasons for and the 
meanings of the new revealed fact that the 
GEB spent approximately $2,000,000 more 
than was received during 1974. 
The discovered facts are these: 

1. Budget projections for 1974 were so 
unrealistically high as to almost preclude 
having income sufficient to meet it. 

2. Expenditure controls in relation to 
income were inadequate for our immensely 
complex fiscal requirements. 

3. The Divisions of GEB and the Man- 
agement Team concept were still in a for- 
mative stage of development and therefore 
not a completely unified and effective 
operation in the fiscal sense. 

4. The book and publishing operations 
and the Materials Distribution Enterprise 
were in expensive transitional stages which 
have caused these enterprises in aggregate 
to lose rather than make money. 

The Board now wishes to assure the con- 
stituency we serve (1) that not a penny of 
restricted reserves from any of the prede- 
cessor boards has been spent and (2) that 
each of the structural or managerial de- 
ficiences noted above have either been 
corrected or will be corrected immediately. 



PRESBYTERY A-V CENTERS 

The Church Extension Committee of 
the Asheville Presbytery has been allo- 
cated up to $10,000 for the purpose of 
equipping and operating three Audio- 
Visual Centers. The original stress is to 
make audio-visual aids available to 
churches within the Presbytery with 
priority being given to churches with 
membership of 200 or less. 



An Audio- Visual Committee has been 
formed with Mrs. Ann Davidson, A-V- 
Director, Montreat-Anderson College, 
Chairman; Mr. Vernon Johnson, Trea- 
surer; Mrs. T. W. Pritchard, Jr., Secre- 
tary; Miss Carlisle Hoyt, DCE Asheville 
Presbytery; Mrs. Mary Nell Leather- 
wood; the Rev. Billy Joe Martin; the 
Rev. Ed Renegan; and Mr. Howard 
Warren. 



The committee plans to eventually 
have each of the three centers equipped 
with 2 film strip projectors, 1 16mm 
motion picture projector, 1 viewer 
screen, 1 cassette player-recorder, 1 slide 
projector, 2 record players and a grow- 
ing library of filmstrips, slides, records 
and films. 



The first center will be opened at Bry- 
son City Presbyterian Church on April 6 
with a workshop and film from 3-5 p.m. 
At this time churches of the Bryson City 
area will become acquainted with the 
center's facilities and policies and a 
special movie will be shown for the 
youth groups and visitors. Locations and 
dates for opening the other two cen- 
ters will be announced soon. 



Bettie G. Pritchard 
(Mrs. T. W. Pritchard Jr.) 
Secretary, A-V Committee 



JUNIOR HIGH RALLY 

The Junior High Rally will be April 
18th and 19th at Assembly Inn, Mon- 
treal N.C., with Rev. Mr. William An- 
derson as director and Rev. Mr. Bill 
Martin as coordinator. The rally is for 
all youth 6th through 9th grades and 
begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday with regis- 
tration and ends Saturday afternoon. 
Send registrations with your total cost 
of $12.50 to Mrs. Jack Crawford, 100 
Sunset, Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 
with your name, address, church, grade, 
age and roommate choice. 



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March, 1975 



ifemnrtal (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Allison, Mr. Clarence F., Sr., Pisgah Forest — Mr. & 

Mrs. Willis Brittain, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Camen- 
zind, Mr. & Mrs. Lucian Deavor, Mrs. Lucille S. 
Cain, Mrs. Edith R. Lowry, Mrs. Martha Whitson, Mr. 
& Mrs. Alfred Galloway, Mrs. F. B. Cudd, Mr. & 
Mrs. Howard Schmidt, Annie May Patton, Mr. & 
Mrs. J. 0. Davidson, Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Newland, 
Mr. & Mrs. D. F. Stoneback, Mr. & Mrs. John H. 
Truesdail, Mr. Edward B. Ahrens, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. 
Aycock, Clara B. Bryson, Lisa Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Melvin Atkinson, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Mr. 
& Mrs. Duncan Hunter, Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Feaster. 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Perry Allison, Chancel Choir of 
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. J. T. Blackwell, Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brittain, Mr. 
& Mrs. James A. Wagoner, Mrs. R. V. Caldwell, Mr. 
& Mrs. David C. Kirk, Jr., Grace Munro, Mr. & Mrs. 
John W. Eastes, Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Osborne, Mr. 
Robert R. Bolt, Sr., Miss Jane Duvall, Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack Alexander, The Raymond Nicholsons, Jean 
Childers, Georgiana Rose, Brevard. Mrs. Violet 
Ducker, Arden. Mrs. Betty Grogan, Mrs. Ruth Parris, 
Mrs. Pearl F. Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, 
Mr. & Mrs. C. B. Allison, Hendersonville. Mrs. 
Juanita Mackey, Horse Shoe. Mrs. Alma Morgan, 
Etowah. Mrs. Ruth Reid, Mrs. Claude Ray & Fam- 
ily, Mrs. Howard Hedrick, Mr. Sunday Hedrick, Olin 
Fine Paper & Film Group, Margaret Gash, Emergency 
Maintenance Crew of Olin Corporation, Pisgah Forest. 
Bundling & Cutting Department of Ada Company, 
Inc., Ada Company, Inc., E. Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Moore, Babson Park, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. J. W. 
Gritton, Radiological Control Department of Newport 
News Shipbuilding, Dona's Friends at Ferguson High 
School — Bob Ackerman, Jocelyn Archer, Sandra 
Benvie, Debbie Carroll, John Gritton, Becky Rob- 
bins, Helen Thomas, Newport News, Va. Toolroom 
Group 226 of Square D Co., Asheville. Mrs. Ell ie 
Herrick, Columbia, S. C. 

Arbogast, Mr. Bernard H., Asheville — Mr. Richard E. 
Morris, Hendersonville. 

Arden, Mr. John M., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. D. F. Stone- 
back, Brevard. 

Ayers, Mrs. Grace, Dillard, Ga. — Sunday School Class 
#3 of the Presbyterian Church, Circle #2 of The 
Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

Boehm, Mrs. Henry, New York, N. Y. — Miss Helen Tay- 
lor, Asheville. 

Bolt, Mrs. Robert R., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Willis Brit- 
tain, Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Newland, Mrs. Albert E. Nor- 
ville, Mr. & Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Mr. & Mrs. E. 
F. Camenzind, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Mr. & 
Mrs. Duncan Hunter, Mr. & Mrs. Perry Allison, Mr. 
& Mrs. John W. Eastes, Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Os- 
borne, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mildred 
Reese, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Childs, Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
W. Gardner, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Circle #1 
of First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

Bowers, Avery G., Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. 
Brintnall, Bryson City. 

Briggs, Mr. Jason G., Mars Hill — Miss Laura Cline, 
Mrs. Elsie Cline, Asheville. 

Clark, Mrs. Jessie B. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Clarke, Mrs. Louise Winter — Ethel E. Merrell, Raymond 
Station and Gus Staton of Staton Insurance and 
Realty Company, Hendersonville. 

Clifton, Mrs. John M., Brookfield, III.— Mr. C. C. Clif- 
ton, Hendersonville. 

Cox, Mr. B. A., Dade City, Fla. — The Ralph Rectors, 
Hendersonville. 

Dalton, Mr. Robert V., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert Kimzey, Arden. 

Dedie, Mr. John, Kissimmee, Fla. — Franklin Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. 

Dichtenmueller, Mrs. Esther, Kilmarnock, Va Mrs. 



Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville. 

Dillingham, Mr. Vestal J., Barnardsville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ben F. Haile, Valley Center, Calif. 

Duranf, Zue L., Brevard — Brevard-Davidson River Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Ellis, Mr. Paul, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Jackson F. Dunn, 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Sylva. Mr. & 
Mrs. Felix W. Potts, Bryson City. Mrs. Frances M. 
Todd, Webster. 

Gatley, Mrs. Sarah F., Jacksonville, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Gibbs, Mr. Douglas, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. R. C. 
Brown, Asheville. 

Gillingham, Mr. George, Pineville, Ky. — Circle #1 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Hampton, Mrs. Margaret, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Lucian 
Deavor, Brevard. 

Hampton, Mrs. Sallie Mae, Lakeland, Fla. — Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Hollar, Mr. Gurney, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. James Gen- 
try, Hot Springs, NC. 

Hopkins, Mr. Thomas B., Asheville — Lance Lumber Co., 
Inc., Hendersonville. 

Kearse, Dr. W. O., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Roy H. Patton, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Gregory, Canton. Personnel Air Force 
Hospital of Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
B. Wheeler, Washington, N. C. Mr. C. T. Hilton. Mr. 
Charlie Kearse. 

Kneedler, Mr. Robert S., St. Petersburg, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Lewis, Mrs. James R., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Guy D. 
Carpenter, Asheville. 

Lewis, Mr. William F., Asheville — Mr. Richard E. Mor- 
ris, Hendersonville. 

Lewter, Mr. Kermit D., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Lilley, Mrs. Mary Lee, Plymouth, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 

B. Wheeler, Washington, N. C. 

Magaha, Mrs. Hettie N., Ft. Myers, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. John 

C. Ward, Arden. 

Marks, Dr. S. B., Columbia, S. C. — Dr. & Mrs. H. B. 
Dendy, Weaverville. 

McClain, Mr. Ray Buford, Asheville — Mr. Jack Choate, 
Mr. Ed Worley, Mr.- Sam Patton, Mr. Paul Green, 
Asheville. 

McClure, Mrs. Ethel, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. John R. Sla- 
gle, Andrews. Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Johnson, Otto, N. C. 

McGee, Mrs. R. M., Asheville — Mrs. E. R. Hall, Candler 

Moss, Mrs. C. Paul, Asheville — Mrs. Richard Weber 
and Family, Asheville. 

Osteen, Mr. R. C. — Capt. & Mrs. James M. Drake, 
Columbia, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. L. L. Burgin, Jr., Flat 
Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Gardner, Henderson- 
ville. 

Parker, W. W., Weaverville — Women of The Presbyter- 
ian Church, Weaverville. 

Parris, Mr. Charles, Waynesville — Mrs. Annie P. Led- 
better, Haywood County Unit of N. C. Association of 
Education, Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Kirkpatrick, Hazel- 
wood. Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harpe, Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. 
Kirkman, Mr. & Mrs. Rupert Hargette, John and 
Paul, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Ratcliffe, Waynesville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Johnny Byrd, Marion, N.C. Staff of Beaverdam 
School, Canton. Woody and Lynda Fowler, Maggie 
Valley. 

Patterson, Mrs. George, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 
S. Morrison, Circle #8 of First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Porter, Mr. Gilbert A., Missoula, Mont. — Mr. & Mrs. J. 
H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Riffey, The Rev. John L., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard B. Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Sams, Mrs. R. Bruce, Mars Hill — Miss Laura Cline and 
Mother Cline, Asheville. 

Sandlin, Mrs. Harold, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. Morgan 
Reinbold, Jr., Oley, Pa. 

Schaeffer, Mr. H. Brent, Newberry, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard W. Gardner, Hendersonville. 

Shaw, Mr. Arnold C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Frank Page, 
Bay Shore, N. Y. 

Shaw, Mr. Stanley S., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 

Sledge, Mr. James Hubbard, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Grady Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Willis Brittain, Dr. 
& Mrs. C. L. Newland, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Camen- 
zind. Mrs. F. B. Cudd, Mr. & Mrs. George M. Brom- 
field, Mr. & Mrs. Mac D. Cantrell, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon 
P. Fullbright, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Moore, 
Babson Park, Fla. Olin Fine Paper & Film Group, 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to. 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name_ 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Lois Ann Holden, ABCD Shifts of Refining Depart- 
ment Ecusta Paper Division of Olin Corporation, 
Pisgah Forest. Miss Minnie Young, Forest City. Mrs. 
Clara Blalock. Shelby, Mrs. Lela B. Wilson, Marion. 
Mr. & Mrs. O. Crowder, Clara Lee Hyatt, Asheville. 
Mrs. Frank Inge Derby, Jr., Eutaw, Ala. Mrs. Ernest 
Mc. Rankin, Uniontown, Ala. 

Summitt, Mrs. T. F., Asheville — Dr. D. W. Brosnan III, 
Asheville. 

Terrell, Mr. Albert J., Black Mountain — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam L. Wheelon, Black Mountain. 

Urquhart, Mr. Noble, Royal Oak, Mich.— Mr. & Mrs. 
0. E. Weaver, Asheville. 

Westall. Miss Mary, Asheville — Miss Helen Taylor, Mr. 
& Mrs. James M. Westall, Mike and John, Asheville. 
Miss Edith A. Kirkland, Winston-Salem. 

Williford, Mrs. Elma, Hndersonville — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Stanley, Horse Shoe. 

Wing, Mrs. W. T., Sr., Gainesville, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Weaverville. 

Woerner, Mr. Carl O., Columbia, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Zipperer, Mr. Frank J., Arden— Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. 
Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 



LEES-McRAE OFFERS SUMMER 
STUDY OPPORTUNITIES 

The following announcement has 
been released by the Rev. E. O'Dell 
Smith, Dean of Students at Lees-McRae 
College. 

"Lees-McRae College, situated at an 
altitude of 4,000 feet in the mountains 
of Western North Carolina, is offering 
an exceptional opportunity for summer 
study and relaxation. You would do us 
and the ministers and their families a 
great service if you would include some 
of this information in your next news- 
letter or newspaper. 

"During the week of June 22-28 we 
will have on our campus Dr. William 
B. Oglesby, Jr. to lead a series of semin- 
ars in the latest trends in pastoral theo- 
logy. Dr. Oglesby will also be available 
for private sessions. Joining him will be 
Dr. F. Wellford Hobbie. Dr. Hobbie's 
series will be centered around recent 
trends in communications. 

"Dormitories, cafeteria, and recre- 
ational facilities will be available for 
families. 

"For further information please con- 
tact: Mr. Roy Krege, Director of Sum- 
mer Programs, Lees-McRae College, 
Banner Elk, NC 28604." 



PRESBYTERY TO MEET 
APRIL 12 AT BRYSON CITY 

The Spring meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery will be held at the Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 
12. 

The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, new- 
ly installed Pastor of the Grace Cove- 
nant Church in Asheville, will preside 
over the meeting. He was elected to the 
office of Moderator at the January 
meeting. 

Expected to take up a considerable 
portion of the meeting time will be dis- 
cussion of and voting on proposed 
amendments to The Book of Church Or- 
der. Twenty eight amendments have 
been proposed, two of which were acted 
upon at the January meeting. The ma- 
jor part of the suggested changes have 
grown out of recommendations of As- 
sembly's Ad Interim Committee on the 
Church's Use of Her Ordained Ministry. 




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1975 



APRIL 

No. 4 



CONFESSION VOTE DELAYED 

The committee working on a new con- 
cession of faith for the Presbyterian 
Church in the U. S. will ask the 1975 
General Assembly for additional time to 
Drepare a revised draft, with its final re- 
Dort coming in 1976. 

The Rev. Dr. Albert C. Winn of Rich- 
mond said the overwhelming number of 
responses and suggestions for amend- 
ment made it impossible to bring a re- 
vised draft of the proposed new docu- 
ment, titled A Declaration of Faith, to 
the 75 Assembly in June. 

At least five presbyteries are sending 
avertures to the '75 Assembly, asking for 
a. delay on final action on the Proposed 
Book of Confessions. 

After a working session April 4-6 in 
Atlanta, Dr. Winn said the committee 
is making good headway in its redrafting 
process. He anticipates that the com- 
mittee will complete its work on the 
new draft six months prior to the 1976 

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Presbytery Receives Wayne Davis 



Asheville Presbytery, meeting on Sat- 
urday, April 12 at the Bryson City 
Church, examined the Rev. Wayne H. 
Davis, received him as a member of 
Presbytery, and made arrangements for 
his installation as Pastor of the Andrews 
Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Davis was a member of Holston 
Presbytery of the United Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. A. where he served as Mod- 
erator for the year 1974. He has been 
Pastor of the Reems Creek Parish at 
Weaverville, N. C. since 1967. During 
this time he was both Vice-president and 
President of the Asheville Area Presby- 
terian (both UPC and PCUS) Ministers 
Organization. He holds two degrees 
from Drake University and is a graduate 
of Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary. 

The installation at Andrews is sched- 
uled for June 8 at 7:30 P.M. The Da- 
vis family is expecting to move to An- 
drews by June 1st, 

BATES GRANTED RETIREMENT 

The Rev. J. E. Bates who has been 
Pastor of the Kenilworth Church in 
Asheville since 1964 was, at his request, 
granted the status of honorable retire- 
ment effective June 30. Words of ap- 
preciation were spoken by representa- 
tives of the Kenilworth Church and by 
members of Presbytery. Mr. and Mrs. 
Bates will continue to live in the Ashe- 
ville area after retirement. 

BCO AMENDMENTS CONSIDERED 

Following a devotional message by 
Moderator Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr. 
and a communion service conducted by 
host pastor D. E. Renegar and the Rev. 
Billy Joe Martin, Presbytery spent an 
hour and a half discussing and voting 
on twenty-six proposed amendments to 
the Book of Church Order. Most of 
the proposed amendments related to the 
training, ordination, and work of min- 



isters. Presbytery approved the majority 
of the propositions, but voted disapprov- 
al of amendments which would have: 
(1) called for regular assessment by min- 
isters and churches of the work they do 
together; (2) required the Commission 
on the Minister to advise nominating 
committees of the need to consider can- 
didates without regard to "race, ethnic 
origin, sex, or marital status"; (3) made 
substantial changes to procedures for ap- 
proving candidates for the ministry; (4) 
provided for a standard written examina- 
tion for those ministers being ordained 
and those transferring from other de- 
nominations; (5) required ministers to 
engage in continuing education for two 
weeks every year or for two months ev- 
ery three years; and (6) provided for 
ministers to serve as co-pastors. 

REORGANIZATION OF 

PRESBYTERY COMMITTEES 

PROPOSED 

Elder W. M. Sessler, Chairman of 
Presbytery's Council, presented a report 
recommending a reorganization of Pres- 
bytery's committee structure to reduce 
the number of committees by combin- 
ing presently performed functions un- 
der the oversight of several larger com- 
mittees. The Council was authorized 
to prepare amendments to the manual 
embodying this concept to be presented 
for consideration at the July meeting of 
Presbytery. 

WITNESS SEASON OFFERING 

Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Chairman of 
Presbytery's Special Committee on the 
Witness Season Offering, made an en- 
couraging report. With a number of 
churches not yet having reported, it ap- 
peared that more than $20,000 would 
be received. When all remittances are 
in hand, Mrs. Plummer will be asked to 

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Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1975 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of North Carolina 

1974-1975 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNaiiy 9 
Pressley Ct., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. William R. 
Anderson, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Joe 
Carpenter, 1151 Woodmont Dr., Hen- 
dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER Mrs. Harold Woody, 

46 Audubon Dr., Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 20 
Aurora Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Editor 
Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 Richards 
St., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Walter Nelson, Arden, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — 



SECOND V. P. — Harold Sluder, Route 
2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR Russell Folger, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River 



Bill Claxton, 



VICE-MODERATOR 
Bryson City 

TREASURER Kent Patton, Black 

Mountain, N. C. 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Tarle 
Reynolds, Arden 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Martha Gettys, Westminster 

REGISTRAR 
ville 



Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 



HISTORIAN Greg Harrison, Arden 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Ted White, 
Asheville First, Pam Merrill, West- 
minster Jeff Davis, West Asheville 

Molly Vodak, Sylva David 

Wynne, Oak Forest Robin Evans, 

Kenilworth. 

ADULT ADVISORS The Rev. Harry 

Philips, Miss Elaine Crawford, Mrs. 
Ronald Odum, Mr. Steve Minnick. 



PRESBYTERY CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION WORKSHOP 

Saturday, April 12, all the Sunday 
School leaders and Christian Education 
people from over the Presbytery gath- 
ered at Bryson City Presbyterian Church 
for a Workshop. There were six divi- 
sions for training which included pre- 
school, elementary, youth, and adult di- 
vision leaders in the Church School, eve- 
ning fellowship leaders, and administra- 
tors section for super intendents and C. 
E. Committee people. 

Four leaders for the day came from over 
the Synod and two from within the Pres- 
bytery: Mrs. Sarah Frances Thompson 
of Winston-Salem, Miss Donna Cook of 
Raleigh, Miss Sara McNeill of Golds- 
boro, Miss Justus Cathey of Gastonia, 
Mrs. Frances Foreman of Montreat, and 
Miss Carlisle Hoyt. 

The Leader Education Council of 
Presbytery planned and operated the 
event with Synod securing the leaders. 
Mrs. Frances Foreman (Chick) is the 
chairman of this Council which is un- 
der the C. E. Committee of Presbytery. 
Thirty-six registered for the Workshop 
which ran from 9:00-3:30 o'clock. 



JACKSON COUNTY CHURCHES 

PLAN SPIRITUAL GROWTH 

CONFERENCE 

The Sylva and Cullowhee Presbyte- 
rian churches, along with other church- 
es in Jackson County will be host to a 
Spiritual Growth Conference led by Dr. 
Cecil Osborne of Burlingame, California, 
May 2-4. Dr. Osborne is the Director 
of Yokefellows, Inc., an effort to stim- 
ulate spiritual growth and self-under- 
standing through small groups. Dr. Os- 
borne is the author of the best-seller, 
The Art Of Understanding Yourself, 
and several other books, including his 
latest, Prayer and You. 

Registration costs for the Conference 
are $8 for couples and $5 for singles. For 
further information, write 1st Presbyte- 
rian Church, Box 981, Sylva, N. C. 
28779. 

MA COLLEGE ENTERS NEW 
TRANSFER AGREEMENT 

Montreat-Anderson College has se- 
cured a direct transfer agreement with 
Taylor University in Upland, Ind. Such 
an agreement is vital to M-AC in its ef- 
forts to facilitate student transfer to se- 
nior colleges. 

Taylor is the fifth college to have 
guaranteed all Montreat-Anderson grad- 
uates entrance into their undergraduate 
program. 

Both schools feature a liberal arts cur- 
riculum within a Christ-centered en- 
vironment. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Several months ago we stressed the 
need for increased Sunday School atten- 
dance in our own Presbytery. The need 
still exists for us individually to go and 
for us individually to take someone with 
us. An article in the Synod's paper on 
this same subject brought out some in- 
teresting points, one of which was a 
quote by John Westerhoff, III, a pro- 
fessor of religious education at Duke 
University, who confesses that he has a 
new appreciation of the Sunday school. 
"If it were not for the Sunday school, 
the church would have died long ago," 
he said. "Nevertheless, Sunday schools 
in small mainline churches are sick; sick 
in part because they have tried to be- 
come modern church schools and failed." 

There was a time when professional 
educators said Church schools were "old- 
fashioned" and that something else for 
education in the church would take their 
place. However, no alternative as via- 
ble seems to have even been proposed. 

Also from Synod's paper, Richard 
Murray, professor of Christian Educa- 
tion at Perkins School of Theology, 
said to emphasize the positive qualities 
of the Church school rather than to be- 
moan its weaknesses. 

Sunday Schools are strong in the evan- 
gelical churches, and to our sorrow they 
are declining in the mainline churches. 
We might hold to the description of the 
Church Schools made in 1890. "The 
Sunday School appears to take on the 
character of an endless experiment by 
the grandeur of its objectives, by the in- 
exhaustible interest it touches, by the 
immortality of the souls it nourishes . . . 
It is invested with this mystery and 
charm of an unfinished enterprise. Its 
plan is never quite filled out." 

These points were brought out by a 
consultation held by the United Meth- 
odist Churches who were afraid of the 
death of the Church School and wanted 
to see what they could do about it. What 
can we do about it? As is said above, 
"Its plan is never quite filled out." 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. 0. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



April, 1975 



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Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Keith Thomas, who has been at the 
Home for ten years, and Sandra Giber, 
who has been with us for twelve years, 
are graduating from Owen High School 
this year. Both students have made a 
place for themselves in the life of the 
school and have made a substantial con- 
tribution. We congratulate them for 
their achievement and for being already 
accepted for the Fall term at Montreat- 
Anderson College. 

We also congratulate Jimmy Bell who, 
after having had his schooling interrupt- 
ed by military service, will be graduat- 
ing from Appalachian State University 
in June. 

Another of our former young people 
is due congratulations. Vestal Caldwell 
has recently been elected Chairman of 
the Board of Deacons at First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Swannanoa. 

Still another of our former Home 
members is making a valuable contribu- 
tion to the life of the church and com- 
munity. Eddie Teeters will be Director 
of Little Pisgah Camp this summer. 



MAY BIRTHDAYS 




Date 


Age 


Buckner, Karla 14 


10 


Buckner, Keila 14 


10 


Mathis, Mark 15 


10 


Spillars, Kathy 16 


14 


Jaynes, Ashley 19 


15 


Bell, Jimmy 24 


29 



(Continued from Page 1) 

prepare a final report for publication in 
Our Mountain Work. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Chairman of the Christian Ed- 
ucation Committee, the Rev. John C. 
Neville, Jr., presented members of the 
committee who made announcements re- 
garding youth work and the presbytery 
camp program. The Rev. R. A. "San- 
dy" Curnow was elected Advisor to The 
Senior High Youth Council to replace 
the Rev. Harry Philips. 

AUDIO-VISUAL CENTERS 

As a part of the Church Extension 
Committee report presented by its chair- 
man, the Rev. Thomas E. Cook, the 
Rev. Billy Joe Martin described the Re- 
gional Audio-Visual Centers being es- 
tablished by the committee. Audio-vis- 
ual materials (projectors, tape players, 
films, records, tapes, etc.) are being- 
made available for loans to the churches 
of Presbytery. Three such centers are 
planned. The first, at Bryson City, is 
already operational. 

NEXT MEETING 
Presbytery adjourned to meet Tues- 
day, July 8, at the Cullowhee Church. 
The Rev. W. Riley Covin, Pastor of the 
Sylva Church, was elected Moderator- 
in-nomination for the July meeting. 




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ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN 

COLLEGE NAMES ALVIN 
PERKINSON NEW PRESIDENT 

The Board of Trustees of St. Andrews 
Presbyterian College has announced the 
appointment of Alvin Page Perkinson, 
Jr. as the college's new president. 

He will succeed Dr. Donald J. Hart, 
who announced in November that he 
would resign in order to return to teach- 
ing full-time. 

M. C. Benton, chairman of the board, 
said Mr. Perkinson's appointment as 
president is effective May 1. 

For the past three years Mr. Perkin- 
son has served as Director of Develop- 
ment and Public Relations at Millsaps 
College at Jackson, Miss., a private, co- 
educational liberal arts institution af- 
filiated with the United Methodist 
Church with an enrollment of about 1,- 
000. 



MEMORIALS from Page 4 

Usry, Mrs. Sumter, SC — Mrs. Raymond Eng- 
glish, Hendersonville. 

Villalobos, Mrs. Tina, San Diego, Calif. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

White, Mr. R. Ben, Tryon, NC — Wiley and 
Ann White, Circle No. 4 of Oak Forest 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Williams, Miss Florence, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Kytle Williams, Mrs. Stanley Capps 
and David, Asheville. 

Wilson, Faye G., Hayesville — Gene and Jo- 
anne Usher, Hendersonville. 

Winkworth, The Rev. C. T., Rome, NC — 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Munt, Hendersonville. 

Woerner, Mr. Carl, Columbia, SC — Mrs. Har- 
riette Fowler, Hendersonville. 

Wyss, Mrs. Leoria, Camp Verde, Ariz. — Pri- 
mary Department of First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville. 



DR. AND MRS. DAVIS 
TO HOST TOUR 

It has been announced that during 
late summer of 1975 Dr. and Mrs. Grier 
Davis will be Tour Hosts on a sixteen 
day Presbyterian Heritage Tour with 
time spent in Scotland, England, Ger- 
many and Switzerland. 

The group will depart from the Ra- 
leigh-Durham Airport on September 15. 
Cost will be $1048. Those who are inter- 
ested in further information may write 
to Dr. Davis in care of Presbytery's Of- 
fice, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
28801. 

CONFESSION VOTE DELAYED 

(Continued from Page 1) 

General Assembly. 

He said the committee is asking the '75 
Assembly to order a printing of the re- 
vised draft sufficient to give presby- 
teries an opportunity to study in detail 
how the committee has responded to 
their suggestions and time for study by 
commissioners to the '76 Assembly. 

The 1974 Assembly asked that the 
Proposed Book of Confessions — contain- 
ing A Declaration of Faith, nine other 
confessional documents and a proposed 
form of subscription — be sent to all pres- 
byteries for study and response, with the 
committee expected to bring in the re- 
vised document for action in 1975. 

In the committee's report to the '75 
Assembly, Dr. Winn reports that the re- 
sponse in the presbyteries was "magnifi- 
cent." 

He notes that reports were received 
from all but three presbyteries, and he 
has information that serious study took 
place in at least two of those not report- 
ing. 



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April, 1975 



ilnnnnal (gifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Adams, Mr. A. Snow, Asheville — Mae S. Han- 
sen, Weaverville. 
Adams, Mr. Robert H., Austin, Va. — Mr. L. H. 

Adams, Brevard. 
Allison, Mr. Clarence F., Sr., Pisgah Forest — 

Mr. & Mrs. L. C. Poor, Ronald and David, 
Mr. & Mrs. James L. Heglar, Mrs. Rush G. 
Allison, Mr. & Mrs. Walker M. Millner, Bre- 
vard. Mr. & Mrs. Ned H. Barnett and Angela, 
Staff of Pisgah Forest Elementary School, 
General Maintenance Office & Supervisors 
Olin Corporation-Paper Division, Mrs. Louise 
P. Walker, Pisgah Forest, Mr. Jim Deavor, 
Macon, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Murphy, Hen- 
dersonville. Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Hunter, Cocoa, 
Fla. Penrose Elementary School Faculty and 
Staff, Penrose. 

Allison, Esther, Etowah — Marge and Lloyd 
Ducote, Etowah. 

Barber, Mr. L. B., Sr., Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. L. B. Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Bates, Mr. Dennis — Mr. & Mrs. William Holden, 
Franklin. 

Bolt, Mrs. Robert R., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. L. 
C. Poor, Ronald and David, Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard Schmidt, Mrs. Rush G. Allison, Mr. 
& Mrs. Walker M. Millner, Brevard. Mrs. 
Clarence Allison, Mrs. Mary Johnson, Pisgah 
Forest. 

Brown, Benjamin Harrison, Hampton, Va. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Foy E. Guice, Mrs. Florence 
Bailey and Gladys, Traffic Department of 
Southern Bell, Mr. & Mrs. George Sexton, 
Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mr. John Fuller, Swannanoa — Mrs. 
Phyllis Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 
McKenzie, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Alex 
Buchanan, Monona, Wise. Mr. & Mrs. Neil 
Manley, New Market, Tenn. Philip & Helen 
Higley, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Miss Helen 
Halverson, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Smith, 
Amarillo, Texas. The Wombles, Ruth, Eliza- 
beth Susan and Sara Womble Haynes, Mr. 
& Mrs. David A. Womble, Raleigh, NC. Mr. 
& Mrs. James Parks, Mr. & Mrs. Desmond 
Hussey and Tina, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. 
Schultheis, Swannanoa. Bureau of Outdoor 
Recreation Employees Association, Bureau 
of Outdoor Recreation Resource Area Stu- 
dies Division, Atlanta, Ga. 

Brown, Mr. Ronco, Griffin, Ga. — Mrs. Harriette 
Fowler, Hendersonville. 

Buckner, Mrs. Otto, Mars Hill, NC — Women of 
The Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Wea- 
verville. 

Butkovich, Mrs. Betsi Isley — Mr. Harris Pre- 
vost, Linville, NC. 

Camp, Mrs. Helen, Franklin — Franklin Pres- 
byterian Church, Circle No. 3 of The Frank- 
lin Presbyterian Church, Sunday School 
Class No. 3 of The Franklin Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. 



Campbell, Mr. James F., Canton — Miss Betty 

Lou Tate, Canton. 
Carr, Mr. Frank, Sr., Alamo Gordo, New Mex. 

— Mr. & Mrs. William Huffman, Brevard. 

dayman, Mrs. Debbie, Bristol, Va. — Mrs. R. 
E. McClure, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. T. A. 
Furness, Enka. 

Cope, Mr. Grayson C, Sylva — Women of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Jack- 
son F. Dunn, Mr. & Mrs. Martin C. Cun- 
ningham, Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. William C. 
Davidson & Family, Asheville. 

Elam, Mrs. Herbert, Charlotte, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Eilis, Mr. Paul, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cun- 
ningham, Sylva. 

Eyman, Mr. Raymond, Washington, DC — Mrs. 
Raymond English, Miss Shay English, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Farlinger, Mrs. A. B., Asheville — Mr. Edward 
G. Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. B. L. Hayes, Ashe- 
ville. 

Faucette, Mr. Robert C, Bristol, Tenn. — Mr. 
Henry L. Ausband, Asheville. 

Finley, Mr. A. Ray, Albuquerque, N. Mex. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Arthur, Asheville. 

Forbes, Mr. Ike, Gastonia, NC — Women of The 
Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Fortenbury, Mr. C. J., Cherryville, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs, Ray Clark, Cullowhee. Mr. & Mrs. 
Martin Cunningham, Women of The Presby- 
terian Church, Syiva. 

Gaillard, Mr. Ray, Greenville, SC — Grace Gail- 
lard, Hendersonville. 

Galiman, Mrs. Lenora W., Spartanburg, SC — 
Mrs. Pearl L. Brittain, Hendersonville. 

Goforth, Miss Elizabeth, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

Gray, Mrs. Louise Schultz — Mrs. Earl S. Gray, 
Asheville. 

Greene, Mr. Claude — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Rat- 
cliffe, Waynesville. 

Grimsley, Mr. Robert J., Asheville — Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church. 
Asheville. 

Gustafson, Mrs. Edith, Cranston, R. I. — Mr. 
Henry Gustafson, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gus- 
tafson, Brevard. 

Hawkins, Emma Jones, Hendersonville — Ver- 
non and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Hendrix, Dr. E. L., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Humphrey, Genevieve Lukin — Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady W. Humphrey, Kimball, Nebraska. 

Kapp, Mrs. Annie B., Winston-Salem, NC — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Kienker, Mr. Carl, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Kimsey, Mr. R. Morris, Birmingham, Ala. — 
Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of First Presby- 
terian Church, Hendersonville. 

Laughrun, Mr. Ralph, Burnsville, NC — Fred 
and Helen Hooper, Sylva. 

Lusk, Mr. S. Haskel, Anderson, SC — Melvin 
and Nora Atkinson, Brevard. 

Mallory, Mr. William A., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Prince Arnette, Hendersonville. 

Massie, Mrs. Lois Gaddy, Hazelwood — Ladies 
Bible Class of Hazelwood Presbyterian 



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Fill In ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Church, Hazelwood. 

McClure, Mrs. Ethel, Franklin— Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard H. Slagle, Franklin. 

McClure, Dr. R. E., Asheville (Birthday Re- 
membrance) — Mrs. R. E. McClure, Ashe- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Peters III, Tar- 
boro, NC. Kenna, Brookes and Alec Peters 
Raleigh, NC. 

McCollum, Mr. Samuel B., Maryville, Tenn. — 
Women of the Presbyterian Church Bryson 
City. 

Means, Mrs. L. H., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

R. J. Swackhamer, Hendersonville. 
Miller, Mrs. Carrie, Johnson City, Tenn. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Mitchell, Mr. Everett D., Asheville — Mrs. Doug- 
las A. Powell, Mrs. Albert Barnett, Mrs. 
Herbert S. Gardner, Mr. & Mrs. Early G. 
Lee, Mr. & Mrs. Julian Stepp, Mrs. Stuart 
N. Lewis, Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas Robinson, 
Mrs. Samuel J. Fisher, Asheville. Betsy and 
Francis Bourne, Murphy. 

Parris, Mr. Charles W., Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. D. L. Lindsay, Waynesville. 

Pearse, Mr. Kingsley, Greenville, SC— Dr. & 
Mrs. Charles L. Newland, Brevard. 

Royce, Mr. Walter, Rochester, Minn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Perry Allison, Brevard. 

Salicos, Mrs. Ilene, Nogales, Ariz. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Scott, Mrs. John A., Statesville, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles S. Harrell, Asheville. 

Sherron, Mr. Eddie F., Durham, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Paul K. Ferree, Cherokee. 

Sledge, Mr. James Hubbard, Hendersonville 
— Mr. & Mrs. Charlie G. Clapp, Greens- 
boro, NC. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville— Mrs. May 
A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Stroud, Mr. George M., Etowah — Margaret 
M. Gash, Pisgah Forest. Etowah Presby- 
terian Church, Marge and Lloyd Ducote, 
Etowah. 

Stroup, Mrs. Jessie, Asheville — Ladies Auxi- 
liary of World War I, Asheville. 

Sulli/an, Mrs. Helen, Jekyll Island, Ga. — 
Mrs. May A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Sumney, Mrs. Elizabeth, Marietta, Ga. — 
Mrs. S. G. Glisson, Bluffton, SC. 

Swann, Dr. Cecil, Asheville — Mrs. Mary Jane 
Pegram, Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, 
Asheville. 

Taylor, Mrs. Anna B., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Col. & Mrs. P. H. 
Waggoner, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. Mc- 
Kay, Flat Rock. 

Taylor, Mrs. Earl, Asheville — Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Mrs. Albert Jones, Hendersonville. 

Terrell, Mr. Robert L., Hendersonville — Lila 
Ripley Barnwell Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. 
Pearce, Julian and Isobel McWhorter, 
Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. Bennett Cooper, Mr. & Mrs. 
William T. Jobe, Mr. & Mrs. George A. 
Bond, Jr., Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Garrett, 
Mrs. Harrington Yost, Hendersonville. 
Mary C. Gardner, Brooklet, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert H. Kluge, Sr., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry M. Sawyer, Lakeland, 
Fla. Mrs. J. S. Burton, Mr. & Mrs. Mike 
Hood, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Griffin, Mr. & Mrs. 

E. J. Norman, Mrs. Jim Andrew, Mr. & 
Mrs. James Koltzau, Irving and Don Lyon, 
Homestead, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Morton T. 
Her, Dallas, Tex. Mr. & Mrs. James A. 
Kennedy, Miami, Fla. Linda R. Cheek, Mr. 
John W. Evans, Silver Spring, Md., Jane 
Haines & Family, Pacific Grove, Calif. Mrs. 
Mary L. Sheffield, Florida City, Fla. Bill 
and Linda Binswanger, Wheaton, Md. 
Nancy Alexander Cochrane, Mr. & Mrs. 
Eduardo B. Arcentales, Mrs. Ouida Speece, 
West Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. William 

F. Wolfe, Queenstown, Md. Mr. & Mrs. E. 
W. Laney, Society Hill, SC. Dr. & Mrs. 
Paul Hoffman, Washington, D.C. Mr. & Mrs. 
Edward H. David, Oxon Hill, Md. 

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Vol. LXVI 



1975 



MAY 

No. 5 



PRESBYTERY WOMEN MEET 

The 69th annual meeting of Women 
of the Church, Asheville Presbytery, was 
held at the Westminster Church on 
April 17, 1975 with the president, Mrs. 
Archie McNair, presiding. 

The featured speakers were Mrs. Mer- 
rill Grubbs, a missionary to Korea, and 
Mrs. H. E. Minnick, who presented the 
Birthday Objective. 

After lunch Mrs. McNair installed the 
following newly-elected officers: 
Pres. Elect: Mrs. Silas Vaughan 
Vice Pres.: Mrs. W. C. Breazeale 
Rec. Sec: Mrs. }. Barron Hopper, Jr. 
Treasurer: Mrs. David Miller 
Historian: Mrs. Sam S. Cooley 
Personal Faith & Family 

Life Chmn: Mrs. George R. Lacy, Jr. 
Leadership & Resources 

Chairman: Mrs. Cal Kuykendall 
Montreat- Anderson 

College Rep.: Mrs. Donald Munson 
District I - Vice- 

Chairman: Mrs. Balus Chastain 

(Continued on Page 3) 




Neville 



Miss Evans 



Vaughn 



MAC PRESENTATION AT 
HENDERSONVILLE 

On Thursday evening, May 8, 52 
members of Hendersonville's First Pres- 
byterian Church heard a presentation 
by members of the staff and student 
body of Montreat-Anderson College. 

Following a steak dinner served by 
the church, the Rev. John Neville, host 
pastor and also a trustee of the college, 
introduced President Silas Vaughn, De- 
velopment Director William Anderson 
and two students, Bruce Grant of Bry- 
son City and Ellen Evans of Asheville. 

Anderson made a slide presentation 
to acquaint the audience with the col- 
lege and to underscore the importance 
of wills and bequests to the Church and 
its institutions. 

The students spoke of their exper- 
iences at the college during the past year 
and of their appreciation of the school's 
spiritual commitment and academic 
quality. 

President Vaughn challenged the 
group with the difficulties and oppor- 
tunities in Christian higher education. 
He commented afterward that the re- 
sponse was encouraging. 



PRESBYTERIES VOTE ON 
BCO CHANGES 

Nineteen amendments to the consti- 
tution of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S. have been approved and four de- 
feated in the denomination's presbyter- 
ies (regional church courts) . 

Most of the proposed changes in the 
Book of Church Order concerned recom- 
mendations adopted by the 1974 Gen- 
eral Assembly aimed at improving the 
quality of the ministry. 

They were recommended by the Ad 
Interim Committee on the Church's Use 
of Her Ordained Ministry after a five- 
year study. 

Although 6 presbyteries still have not 
reported, the required majority vote 
(31) has been received on 19 amend- 
ments and the required number (30) 
against five. 

The more important amendments ap- 
proved to date include: 

■ — Section 24-4, dealing with Presbyte- 
ries assigning ministers as counselors to 
candidates for the ministry. 

— Section 24-12, requiring candidates 
to participate in a career evaluation at 
an accredited counseling center. 

— Section 28-3, abolishing the office 
of assistant pastor. 

Important amendments already de- 
feated include: 

—Sections 16-7(8) and 16-7(9), 
which would have given presbyteries the 
power to dismiss churches to other Re- 
formed bodies "whose organization is 
conformed to the doctrines and order of 
this church and which are not schismatic 
or heretical . . ." 

■ — Section 26-3, which proposed attach- 
ing to each call brought before presby- 
tery a covenant listing specific goals, 
expectations and responsibilities for the 
work of the minister and the congrega- 
tion. It also proposed that the minister 
and session join in an annual evalua- 
tion and that the minister, church of- 

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OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT Mrs. Silas 

M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER Mrs. David Miller, 

P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT Philip Brintnall, 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. Howard Warren, 

16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 



VICE-MODERATOR 
Kenilworth. 

TREASURER 
Arden 



Robin Evans, 
Keith Haggard, 



HISTORIAN Paula Ford, Malvern 

Hills. 



SECRETARY 
Westminster. 



Estht 



REGISTRAR — Bobby 
Black Mountain. 



Evans, 

Ballard, 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 

Philips, Brevard-Davidson River 

Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant Mary McGeachy, Trinity 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



GEB REDUCES 1975 
EXPENDITURES 

Sharp budget reductions and accom- 
panying cutbacks in personnel and sal- 
aries were approved April 27 by the 
General Executive Board of the Presby- 
terian Church in the U.S. 

Faced with a $2 million deficit for 
1974, the board applied its budget-par- 
ing knife evenly across its five divisions. 
It approved: 

— A reduction of $1.4 million from 
proposed expenditures of approximately 
$9 million. 

— A 5 per cent salary cut for all em- 
ployees at home and abroad for the re- 
mainder of the year. 

— Reductions in domestic and inter- 
national personnel and in program ac- 
tivities. 

It was a long and arduous task for the 
72-member board, which met at denomi- 
national headquarters for four days in- 
stead of the usual three. Sessions Thurs- 
day, Friday and Saturday continued un- 
til nearly 1 1 p.m. 

While no missionaries will be recalled, 
the overseas force will be reduced from 
approximately 400 to 355 by the end of 
the year. 

This will be achieved through normal 
attrition — resignations, retirements 
and end-of-terms. 

With the anticipated attrition expec- 
ted to result in 65 losses, the board 
made plans to appoint or reappoint 20 
missionaries during the remainder of the 
year. Six appointments made at this 
meeting brought to 17 the total for this 
year. 

Employees to be terminated will be 
given written notice by May 1. They 
are assured of employment through 

J ul Y- 

The board agreed that care will be 
taken "to preserve a staff, even if it is 
a smaller staff, of high quality and 
broadly skilled individuals." 

BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Contributions from the churches of 
presbytery for budgeted benevolences 
through April have amounted to 
$64,033.57. This compares to receipts of 
$70,211.10 for the same period in 1974. 

Present receipts are $19,299.75 less 
than a proportionate part of the 1975 
budget. This compares to a shortfall of 
$18,577.90 at the same time in 1974. 

BCO CHANGES from Page 1 

ficers "and other appropriate members 
of the congregations shall join in a 
Triennial Assessment . . ." 

— Section 28, requiring ministers ser- 
ving churches or agencies "to take either 
a two-week annual development leave 
or a two-month extended development 
leave at the end of three years of ser- 
vice." 

— Section 25-3, making provision for 
ministers to serve a congregation as Co- 
Pastors. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION CONFERENCE 

"MONTREAT IS THE PLACE FOR 
ME! ITS WHERE WE ALL AUGHT 
TO BE!" This little ditty may express 
what most of us would like to do, and 
what many of us will have to plan care- 
fully to achieve for this summer. The 
conference we would like for you to con- 
sider most especially for Christian Edu- 
cation growth is the Christian Educa- 
tion Conference at our lovely Montreat 
on June 22-27, Sunday evening through 
Friday noon. 

We stressed this last month in an ar- 
ticle. Extra brochures on this can be 
obtained from Presbytery's Office and 
from Synod's Office, the addresses of 
which are both in this paper. The cost 
is $20.00 for registration, plus room and 
board for each participant. Churches 
are urged to assist their applicants finan- 
cially for some portion of the cost. 

The classes for lab training for Sun- 
day School will be nursery threes, kin- 
dergarten, grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6. The 
youth ministries section for grades 7-12 
entries will cover lab situations, but al- 
so sharing groups with both the youth 
and adults in the whole "game." The 
training for this will cover both Sunday 
school and fellowship ministries and 
needs. 

Other classes offered will be units on 
marriage, parent education, planning in 
evangelism, spiritual growth, planning 
missions in small churches, and the 
church professionals. (The Year 2 T. A. 
group mentioned last month will not 
be held.) These will be offered morning 
and afternoon so a wide variety is here 
if some members would not be taking 
the lab school courses. 

JUNIOR HIGH RALLY 

An enthusiastic group of 147 6th, 7th, 
and 8th graders, along with their advis- 
ors, met at the Assembly Inn in Mon- 
treat for the weekend of April 18-19. 

A varied weekend with Bible study 
led by various ministers of the Presby- 
tery, music led by Pete George, and 
recreation guided by Rob Robinson and 
Le Newell was enjoyed by the youth. 

The advisors also had a time of train- 
ing led by Carlisle Hoyt from the Pres- 
bytery office. 

Fellowship with friends from other 
churches, well-prepared meals, and lea- 
dership by dedicated Christian young- 
adults and pastors all helped to make 
the weekend a memorable experience in 
Christian growth. 



May, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



JUNE BIRTHDAYS 




Name Date 


Age 


Tim Clark 4 


18 


Keith Blevins 9 


16 


Hal Meyers 12 


16 


Allison Jaynes 19 


16 


Debbie Gilliland 24 


9 



:hristian witness offering 

bheville First Church , ....$ 7,996.41 

Mack Mountain Church . _ 2,053.64 

Srittains Cove Church .. 25.00 

iryson City Church 1,186.50 

Canton Church _ 241.60 

Dillingham Church . 139.00 

franklin Church .. _ 815.63 

irace Covenant Church .... 598.50 

iendersonville Church . 5,000.00 

highlands Church . 757.00 

vy Park Church .. 100.00 

Cenilworth Church .. 281.00 

.akey Gap Church .. 1,000.00 

Vlalvern Hills Church . 759.00 

Vlills River Church .. 225.00 

Vlontreat Church . 1,314.03 

Dak Forest Church .. 928.20 

iiceville Church 300.00 

vwannanoa Church 675.00 

Jylva Church _ 307.70 

rrinity Church 1,137.26 

vVaynesville - Women 151.25 

West Asheville Church _ 1,003.82 

Westminster Church 735.45 

VIr. & Mrs. F. M. Mitchell, III - 

Chapel Hill 100.00 

$27,830.99 

MINISTERS' WIVES HOLD 
RETREAT 

On April 18 and 19 Presbytery gave 
ten ministers wives a retreat and a treat 
at Pisgah View Ranch. Mrs. Marion 
Ross (Anne) of Hendersonville was our 
spiritual leader. Anne is the wife of a 
doctor and understands the problems a 
minister's family faces. We had delicious 
food, comfortable beds, and time to re- 
lax and get to know each other in front 
of a fire. We planned our next retreat 
before this one ended, and sincerely 
hope that all of the pastors' wives will 
be able to join us in the fall. 

PRESBYTERY WOMEN from page 1 
Dist. IV Chmn.: Miss Rosalie Hassell 

All local presidents are reminded to 
send their list of officers to the recording 
secretary before May 15: 

Mrs. J. Barron Hopper, Jr. 

J-3 Beverly Apartments 

Asheville, NC 28803 

There were 132 present from 21 
churches and the offering ($175.85) will 
be divided among Montreat-Anderson 
College, Presbyterian Home for Chil- 
dren, and Little Pisgah Camp. 

The next annual meeting will be 
April 22, 1976 at First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 



GEB SEEKS NEW SUPPORT 
DIRECTOR 

The General Executive Board of the 
Presbyterian Church in the U. S. voted 
at its April meeting to "institute proper 
steps for replacing" one of its six top 
staff executives. 

The vote was 31-19 to adopt an Exe- 
cutive Committee recommendation to 
remove the Rev. William F. Henning Jr. 
from his position as staff director of the 
board's Division of Central Support 
Services. 

The board action said, "Areas of spe- 
cific critical failure were found in rela- 
tion to fiscal matters and in the delivery 
of necessary materials to the church, 
thereby seriously affecting the program 
for which the (board's five) divisions 
are responsible." 

Earlier this year, three members of the 
board's Management Team (six top 
executives) expressed a lack of confi- 
dence in Henning's performance and 
effectiveness in managing his division. 

Henning responded by writing a let- 
ter to the Rev. Dr. Charles E. S. Krae- 
mer, of Davidson, N.C., board chairman, 
expressing the need for re-examination 
of the structures and expectations of 
the board and Management Team. 

At its February meeting, the General 
Executive Board expressed "serious con- 
cern over the financial, administrative 
and other problems which relate to the 
duties of the Central Support Services 
staff director" and called for "a serious 
and thorough review of all such mat- 
ters . . ." 

In another letter to Kraemer, which 
the chairman read to the board today, 
Henning maintained that "the majority 
of the problems are systemic and the 
result of unrealistic expectations, over- 
load in Central Support Services and 
lack of time for structures and proced- 
ures to develop." 

He said he was convinced that his 
division staff had developed into a "co- 
hesive and efficient support system . . . 
Until my colleagues (on the Manage- 
ment Team) expressed their lack of con- 
fidence in my adequacy for the task, I 
felt that we were working successfully 
against heavy odds to achieve a mature 
and adequate organization. I continue 
to feel that it can work." 

The board action provides that Hen- 
ning will remain as division director un- 
til the General Assembly meets June 
14-21 in Charlotte, with his final separ- 
ation to be negotiated with the Execu- 
tive Committee. 

His salary will continue until the end 
of the month in which he takes new 
work or until the end of the 1975-76 
school year, whichever comes first. 

In the hours long discussion in exe- 
cutive session, the board also took steps 
to: 



NEW MISSIONARIES 
APPOINTED 

Approval for appointment of six new 
missionaries was given on April 27 by 
the General Executive Board of the 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Seven 
others who have served abroad were ap- 
proved for reappointment. 

The new missionaries are: 

—The Rev. Dr. Wade P. Huie Jr., 
professor at Columbia Theological Sem- 
inary, Decatur, Ga., for a one-year term 
as seminary professor in Ghana; and 
Mrs. Verna Huie, educational mis- 
sionary for one year at Trinity College 
in Ghana. 

— Donald R. Howie of Jackson, Miss., 
who will receive a D.Min. degree in 
May from Union Seminary, Richmond, 
four-year term as evangelistic missionary 
in Zaire; Mrs. Sandra Carroll Howie, 
nursery teacher in Richmond, four-year 
term as educational missionary. 

— Dr. Arthur J. Henning, assistant 
clinical professor, University of Californ- 
ia Medical Center, Sacramento, two-year 
term as medical missionary in Zaire; 
Mrs. Pauline E. Henning of Sacramen- 
to, registered nurse, two-year term as 
medical missionary in Zaire. 

Reappointments are: 

— Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Elsbeth Shan- 
non, medical missionaries in Zaire, three 
years. 

— Dr. John and Mrs. Sharon Shaw, 
medical missionaries in Korea, three 
years. 

— Miss Rebecca Belenger, career ser- 
vice medical missionary in Korea, after 
year's leave of absence to earn B.S. de- 
gree in nursing. 

— Rev. J. D. and Mrs. Ruthie Revis, 
evangelistic missionaries in Brazil, four 
years. 

The Rev. Howard C. and Mrs. Joan 
Parish Paul were recognized as affiliate 
missionaries in the PCUS during then- 
service in school administration work at 
the Union Church at Bogota, Columbia. 



— Provide "appropriate training and 
structured opportunities for team-build- 
ing" as soon as the newly constituted 
Management Team is completed. 

— Instruct divisions to bring in posi- 
tion descriptions for each staff director 
at the July board meeting. 

— Begin the process of preparing a 
manual for the board. 

— Name a task force to recommend to 
the next meeting of the board a process 
for evaluating the present design and 
assigned function of the Division of 
Central Support Services. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May, 1975 



Hbttutrial (Stfta 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Allison, Mr. Clarence F., Sr., Brevard — Mr. 

Thomas L. Watson, Brevard. Endless Belt 
Department of Olin Corporation, Pisgah 
Forest. 

Andrews, Mr. Joseph R., Raleigh, N.C. — 
Naomi A. Newman, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Barndollar, Miss Jane, Asheville — The W. P. 
McLean Family, Asheville. 

Benfield, Mrs. Alwayne McElroy, Lenoir, N.C. 
— Mr. Cecil Gaddy, Hazelwood. 

Bolt, Mrs. Robert, Brevard — Miss Elizabeth S. 
Randolph, Hendersonville. 

Brandl, Ann, Asheville — Mrs. R. B. Young, 
Asheville. 

Brown, Mr. John, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. R. 
B. Stone, Black Mountain. Julia T. Ward, 
Swannanoa. 

Buckner, Mrs. Otto, Mars Hill — Circle No. 2 
of Weaverville Presbyterian Church. 

Cameron, Mr. Freeland R., Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. 
Olive T. Ellis, Andrews. 

Campbell, Mr. W. M., Columbia, S.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Men's Bible Class of 
First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 
Mrs. W. Gibson Campbell, Jr., Etowah. 

Caplan, Mr. I., Old Fort, N.C— Mrs. Elsie S. 
Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Carr, Mr. Frank G., Aimagordo, N. Mex. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

dayman, Miss Debbie, Woodstock, MD. — Mr. 
& Mrs. T. A. Furness, Enka. 

Ciine, Mr. Dewey, Raleigh, N.C. — Mrs. Elsie 
Cline, Laura, Bob and Louise Cline, Ashe- 
ville. 

Cole, Mr. J. Troy, Asheville — Mrs. Mary R. 
White, Mrs. Martha J. Shaw, Mr. James 
P. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Emmott Davis, 
James C. Lyles Company, Mrs. H. R. 
Stewart, Mrs. Lucile R. Singleton, Mrs. A. 
D. Martin, Wachovia Bank & Trust Com- 
pany, Mr. & Mrs. Roy C. Bennett, Mrs. 
Samuel J. Fisher, Mrs. Kathleen T. Stub- 
blefield, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. 
Waddell, Skyland. Lucille and Bill John- 
son, Richmond, Va. Mrs. Alice S. Reynolds, 
Mrs. Helen S. McCurdy, Weaverville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Eugene L. Smith, Panama City, Fla. 
Dr. & Mrs. Carl Killiam, Cullowhee. 

Cunningham, Mr. John Clyde, Brevard — Ray- 
mond and Marie Nicholson, Brevard. 

Davis, Mrs. Harry S., Asheville — Mrs. Elsie S. 
Cline, Laura, Bob and Louise Cline, Ashe- 
ville. 

Demetris, Mr. Bruce Paul, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. H. Arthur III, Asheville. 

Farlinger, Mrs. A. B., Asheville — Women of 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Graham, Converse, Hendersonville — Circle 
No. 1 of First Presbyterian Church, Hender- 
sonville. 



Gravely, Mr. Allan, Asheville — Mrs. Samuel 

J. Peg ram, Asheville. 
Grimm, Mr. Art, Jr., Nogales, Ariz. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Grimsley, Mr. Robert J., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Clyde W. Wright, Mr. & Mrs. William 
S. Harrison, Jr., Asheville. 

Hall, Mr. Thomas S., Arden — Mr. & Mrs. A. 
G. Randolph, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Higdon, Mr. Joseph, Asheville — Mrs. Jessie 
H. Wilke, Skyland. 

Holmes, Mrs. L. N., Toccoa, Ga. — Sunday 
School Class No. 3 of Franklin Presbyteri- 
an Church, Mr. & Mrs. Horace T. Nolen, 
Franklin. 

KiHiam, Mr. Christopher Max, Andrews — Mr. 
Macon S. Henry, Asheville. 

Latham, Mrs. Ella Mae, Lockhart, S.C. — Mr. 

6 Mrs. Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 
Lockmann, Mrs. Henrietta, Hendersonville — 

Circle No. 6 of First Presbyterian Church, 
Lingley Sunday School Class of First Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Usher, 
Hendersonville. 

Marsden, Mr. D. H., Rocky River, O. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John Loren Brown, Hendersonville. 

Martin, Mrs. Albert, Sr., Atlanta, Ga. — Dr. & 
Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Miss Carlisle Hoyt, 
Asheville. Mrs. Winnie G. Young, Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. D. M. Connelly, Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert J. Davidson, Mrs. J. R. Williford, 
Ellis and Millie Vaught, Edna H. Brown, 
Mrs. Bess W. Rayne, Mr. & Mrs. W. M. Ven- 
able, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Schultheis, Mr. & Mrs. 
Talmadge Burnette, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bell, 
Mr. & Mrs. A. Corbett Alexander, Julia T. 
Ward, Mr. & Mrs. James Parks, Swannanoa. 
Etowah Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack D. Hill and Jack, Jr., James E. and 
Grace G. McKinna, Mrs. W. Gibson Camp- 
bell, Jr., Etowah. Mrs. Mary B. Nesbitt, 
Mrs. Georgia Haynes, Mrs. Margaret Hens- 
ley, J. H. Skelton, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Donald 
C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. The Rev. & 
Mrs. W. T. Wing, Jr., Weaverville. Margaret 
M. Gash, Pisgah Forest. 

Matthews, Mrs. Sue Barfisld, Lake City, S.C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Thibodeau, Henderson- 
ville. 

McLean, Mrs. Charles A. — Ruth M. Fanning, 
Mr. & Mrs. C. Moore Lantz, Asheville. 

Norris, Mr. James M., West Palm Beach, Fla. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Paden, Henderson- 
ville. 

O'Grydziak, Mrs. Manya, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 

Parker, Mr. Julius M., Weaverville — Circle No. 

7 of The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Parris, Mr. Charles, Waynesville — Mr. William 

F. Swift, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Samuel S. Smith, 
Lela M. Postell, Waynesville. 

Patton, Mr. Hubert, Jr., Swannanoa — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. E. Worley, S. P. and Frankie Max- 
well, Arden. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Choate, The 
W. P. McLean Family, Asheville. 

Patty, Mr. Daniel E., Jr., Hendersonville — The 
Patty Family, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 



Memorial Gift for The Presryterian Home for Children 

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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Shoemaker, Mr. J. Howard, Jr., Henderson- 
ville — Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. McKinstry, 
Hendersonville. 

Shuler, Mrs. Ellen Mills, Dillsboro — Ladies 
Bible Class of Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church, Hazelwood. 

Sims, Mr. Minor, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas P. Hughes, Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 

Smith, Mr. Reginald C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Eliery R. 
Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. John B. Schifflin, Mr. & 
Mrs. Elbert J. Lyman, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Murry 
Miller, Mr. Frank C. O'Connor, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. B. S. Granum, Rockville, Md. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville — Mrs. Kytle 
Williams, Asheville. 

Smyth, Mrs. Mary H. — Mary Smyth Class of 
First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 

Sunderlin, Mr. Donald, Delray Beach, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin H. Brichford, Circle No. 1 
of First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville. 

Taylor, Mrs. Earl, Hendersonville — Miss Ruth 
Hillhouse, Circle No. 10 of First Presbyteri- 
an Church, Hendersonville. 

Terrell, Mr. Robert L., Hendersonville — Miss 
Elizabeth S. Randolph, Mr. & Mrs. W. 
Lawrence Butler, Mr. & Mrs. John Loren 
Brown, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. 
W. A. Franklin, Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Allison, 
Hendersonville. Judge & Mrs. David Ross, 
Baltimore, Md. Mr. & Mrs. Edwin R. Hatha- 
way, Cherry Hill, N. J. Mr. & Mrs. J. M. 
Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Merrill, Mr. & 
Mrs. George D. Robinson, Miami, Fia. Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Harriette and Bill 
Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Curran, 
Washington, D.C. Mr. & Mrs. Glen Sanford, 
Annandale, Va. Mrs. Gordon L. Groover, 
Mrs. Isabella B. Krey, Chevy Chase, Md. 
Florence E. Blackmore, Amye Carroll Me- 
morial Prayer Circle of First Presbyterian 
Church, Homestead, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. R. R. 
Ayers, Silver Spring, Md. 

Thomas, Mrs. Luther A., Jr.. Springfield, Mo. 
— Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Miss Laura Cline, 
Mrs. Douglas A. Powell, Asheville. 

Tcland, Mrs. Kathryn W., Asheville — Miss 
Agnes Simpson, Asheville. 

Toon, Miss Anne — Virginia Lee Arbogast, 
Asheville. 

Valenli, Mr. Tony J., Tampa, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Wallace, Mr. Richard, Kalamazoo, Mich. — 
Miss Christine H. MacMartin, Henderson- 
ville. 

White, Mr. Robert Benjamin, Tryon — Mrs. 
Mitchell P. Andrews, Miss Ruth Andrews, 
Miss Louise Andrews, Tryon. 

Williams, Mrs. Joel, Hamilton, Ga. — Mrs. 
Lucille N. Agnew, Hendersonville. 

Young, Mrs. J. Winton, Greenwood, Miss. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector & Family, Hen- 
dersonville. 



PRESBYTERY MEN MEET 
AT CAMP 

Approximately forty men represent- 
ing twelve churches of Asheville Presby- 
tery braved a near cloudburst to attend 
a rally held at Little Pisgah Camp on 
Friday, May 16. 

After a bountiful supper of hambur- 
gers, potato salad, and ice cream, the 
following new officers were elected and 
installed: President, P. E. Brintnall of 
Bryson City,; First Vice president, Har- 
old Sluder of Brittains Cove; Second 
Vice President, Howard Warren ol 
Malvern Hills; and Secretary-Treasurer, 
John Griswold of Hendersonville. 

Andy Andrews of Montreat presented 
an interesting program on the program, 
development, and needs of Little Pis- 
gah Camp. 




SINCE 191© 



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Vol. LXVI 



1975 



JUNE 

No. 6 



N. C. SYNOD ELECTS 
DAVID BURR 

The Rev. David Burr, Pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, 
was elected Moderator of the Synod of 
North Carolina meeting in its one hun- 
dred sixty second session at St. Andrews 
Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N. C. 
As Moderator, Dr. Burr succeeded Dr. 
Frontis Johnston of Davidson College. 

Synod's Stated Clerk and General Sec- 
retary, Dr. V. R. Jansen, reported that 
more than seven hundred representa- 
tives, ministers and elders from Synod's 
churches, were in attendance. 

Among the significant actions taken 
was the adoption of a Mission Budget 
for 1976 in the amount of $1,046,874. 
(Being the smallest presbytery in the 
Synod, Asheville Presbytery's assigned 
share of this is $30,000.) 



OF ASSEMBLY 

The Rev. Dr. Paul M. Edris of Day- 
tona Beach, Florida was elected Modera- 
tor of the General Assembly of the Pres- 
byterian Church, U. S. in its annual 
meeting held in Charlotte, N. C. June 
14-20. Dr. Edris, a career pastor, de- 
feated another pastor, Dr. Robert F. 
Jones of Fort Worth, Texas, on the first 
ballot. 

Two actions taken by the Assembly 
which were not unexpected but still the 
focus of much interest were votes to post- 
pone consideraion of a new Book of Con- 
fessions including "A Declaration of 
Faith" until 1976 and a consequent move 
to delay the vote on A Plan of Union 
with the United Presbyterian Church for 
an additional year. It was thought earl- 
ier that the union vote might begin 
in 1976. 

An announcement by the Stated Clerk 
of the Assembly, Dr. James E. Andrews, 
revealed that the denomination contin- 
ued to lose members in 1974. The year- 
end tally showed a total constituency of 
less than 900,000 for the first time since 
1959. At the same time total contribu- 
tions increased to a new high of almost 
$175,000,000. A large part of the in- 
crease went to the work of the local con- 
gregations. It had become clear earlier 
in the year that the GEB had operated 
in 1974 with a two million dollar def- 
icit due in part to the fact that receipts 
did not come up to expectations. 

BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Contributions received from the 
churches for Presbytery's Benevolence 
Budget through May have amounted to 
$73,626.39. This period of time amounts 
to 5/12 of the year. A like fraction of 
the budget is $104,166.65. This means 
that we are $30,540.26 short of budget 
requirements to this point. 



CULLOWHEE 

The Summer meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery is to be held at the Cullowhee 
church on the campus of Western Car- 
olina University. The Rev. Stanley Ben- 
nett is host pastor. 

The meeting was originally scheduled 
for Tuesday, July 8, but in order not to 
conflict with the university in the mat- 
ter of facilities to be used, the Modera- 
tor, the Rev. Hugh Eichelberger, has 
acted to change the time of the meeting 
to Saturday, July 12. 

The Moderator-Nominee for the July 
and October meetings is the Rev. Riley 
Covin, pastor of the Sylva church. 

A FAMILY PICNIC AT 
LITTLE PISGAH 

August 16th, Saturday, is an impor- 
tant day for the families, and all mem- 
bers of the churches, of Asheville Presby- 
tery. Mark your calendar now and plan 
to be with your family and friends for 
an afternoon and evening of recreation, 
entertainment and challenge. 

Don't forget to pack your picnic bas- 
ket with food and beverage. Ice for 
beverages is available. 

Planned activities begin at 3:30 p.m. 
Come earlier if you care to hike or fish. 
Fishermen will need to purchase a licen- 
se from the manager. 

The program will include special mu- 
sic and a challenge time for each age- 
group concerning Christian Family Liv- 
ing, which will also include those in a 
family to themselves. The event will 
give a chance for a free will offering for 
the special needs of Little Pisgah Camp. 

This event is being sponsored by the 
Christian Education Committee of the 
Presbytery and the Chairmen of Personal 
Faith and Family Life of the Women of 
Asheville Presbytery. 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



JUNE, 197: 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 



Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT Mrs. Silas 

M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER Mrs. David Miller, 

P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Philip Brintnall, 
Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. Harold Sluder, P. O. 

Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howard Warren, 
16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 



TREASURER 
Arden 



Keith Haggard, 



HISTORIAN — Paula Ford, Malvern 
Hills. 

SECRETARY — Esther Evans, 
Westminster. 

REGISTRAR Bobby Ballard, 

Black Mountain. 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 

Philips, Brevard-Davidson River 

Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver — ■ Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant Mary McGeachy, Trinity — 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



OPERATION SHEPHERD: 

"AS YOU HAVE DONE IT UNTO 

THE LEAST OF THESE" 

An attempt to reach 85,000 elderly 
citizens to inform them about supple- 
mental security income (SSI) is in pro- 
gress. 

The N. C. Council of Churches, which 
sponsors the project called "Operation 
Shepherd," has distributed SSI screening 
forms to over 11,000 churches across the 
state. Ministers of churches will distrib- 
ute the forms and will return those com- 
pleted to local social security offices. Ap- 
pointments will then be made for ap- 
plicants. 

Of the estimated 160,000 persons 65 
years of age and over who are below 
poverty level in North Carolina, only 
75,429 were receiving SSI in December 
1974. 

"We feel that 'Operation Shepherd' is 
one of the best ways to contact people 
who need these benefits and are not get- 
ting them," said Robert Q. Beard, Direc- 
tor of the Governor's Coordinating 
Council on Aging, which is providing a 
$7,700 grant for the project. 

"The project will help us find isolated 
people who are eligible for SSI and will 
help the religious segment of the com- 
munity minister to the needs of the el- 
derly," Beard stated. 

In recent months state, federal and 
private organizations have made a ma- 
jor effort to reach persons who should 
receive supplemental security income. 
North Carolina ranks fourth in the na- 
tion in the number of new persons fil- 
ing and receiving SSI benefits. 

SSI is a national program for citizens 
over 65 years old and the blind or dis- 
abled, who have little or no income 
and limited resources. 

The basic aim of SSI is to assure an 
income of $146 a month for individuals 
and $219 a month to couples. This 
amount varies according to the person's 
income and living arrangements. 

From "Outreach" 
By Karen Drum 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION from col 3 

95112 or from Presbytery Office for a 
program. Children, Incorporated, PO 
Box 5381, Richmond, Virginia 23220 is 
another such Christian organization 
which works more with actual relief of 
poverty cases. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Church Schools — 

The Christian Education Committee 
of Presbytery has set goals toward which 
we all may work in the Church Schools 
in the local congregations to grow and 
improve as we build for better schools. 
One of these aims was on attendance as 
this was such an obvious lack in the last 
year. Circumstances cause this decline, 
such as a mobile society that is used to 
trips on the weekend, used to sights we 
can further see as developed through 
widened experiences, and a civilization 
that now does not encourage church at- 
tendance in any form. These are a very 
few of the list of factors which bear on 
no attendance for thousands on Sunday 
morning. 

If circumstances cause declines, there 
are also circumstances which can result 
in increases in church school attendance. 
Some of these circumstances we can cre- 
ate by simple procedures of old designs 
of face-to-face encounters, written and 
voice encounters, and prayerful concern. 
We may say these procedures do not 
work and yet this is how the active 
churches are getting their increased num- 
bers. These means may not work magi- 
cally and immediately, but there is effec- 
tiveness in consistency. We also know 
that the Lord has directed us in many 
ways to reach out to all about us and to 
those who do not know the faith. 

If we or our children are not in 
church school, we can expect to raise 
children who know nothing of the facts 
of their most prized heritage, their 
faith, and we will be failing ourselves in 
growing in the understanding and ex- 
amination of our Christianity and how 
to live with it. 

Youth Fellowship — 

In this period when so many people 
need assistance as refugees, it would be 
timely to consider some of the avenues in 
which we can really help. Youth groups 
are often looking for worthwhile pro- 
jects and now due to dire need, it would 
be urgent to consider money projects to 
groups such as the following: CNEC 
works in nearly all of the oriental coun- 
tries, is an established organization 
which therefore is ready for action, and 
they work right with the nationals. They 
provide schooling for the children and 
along with it have classes on the Chris- 
tian faith. Information can be gotten 
from them on their projects at Christian 
National Evangelism Commission, 1470 
North Fourth Street, San Jose, Calif. 

(Continued col. 2) 



JUNE, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS AN INVITATION FROM BETHEL 



by The Superintendent 

Our children are enjoying one of the 
most welcome additions to be made to 
the Home in a long time. This is the 
fenced and paved playground, especial- 
ly its use as tennis courts. A great many 
of our children and young people are 
learning to play tennis and are enjoying 
it very much. We are grateful to all 
those who have made this new improve- 
ment possible. 

Melanie at Summer School 

Melanie Hyatt is attending Summer 
School at King College in Bristol, Ten- 
nessee and is continuing to make excel- 
lent grades in her studies. 

Jimmy Bell Finishes ASU 

Jimmy Bell graduated last month 
from Appalachian State University in 
Boone, North Carolina. We congratu- 
late Jimmy on this fine accomplishment. 
It is good to have him back at the Home 
at this time. 



Garden Grows 

The boys have planted one of the 
largest gardens we have had for some 
time. To this point the growing season 
has been very favorable, and we look 
forward to having a good harvest of 
garden produce for the tables this sum- 
mer and for the freezers for next winter. 



JULY BIRTHDAYS 




Name 


Date 


Age 


Craig Mathis 


7 


12 


Mike Wiggins 


11 


13 


Debbie Parham 


17 


15 


Elizabeth Edwards 


30 


20 


Joel Thomas 


31 


17 



ADDRESSES ARE NEEDED 

From time to time it seems helpful to 
remind pastors, church secretaries, offi- 
cers that "Our Mountain Work" is 
made available to every family in every 
church of the presbytery as one of the 
services presbytery offers. 

In order to make certain that the pa- 
per is received by as many families as 
possible, it is important that our mail- 
ing list be updated frequently. It is 
most helpful when the churches forward 
to this office copies of their revised mail- 
ing lists each time a revision is made. 

It is also the design of the Synod of 
N. C. to send its paper into each home. 
Mailing lists should be sent to Synod's 
Office, P. O. Box 10785, Raleigh, N. C. 
27605. 



Sunday, August 10, 1975 members of 
the Bethel Presbyterian Church will be 
celebrating their 141st Anniversary. The 
Church was organized August 10, 1834 
and this celebration has become an an- 
nual affair. We extend a cordial invita- 
tion to one and all to join with us in 
this event. 

The celebration will begin with the 
regular Worship Service at 11:00 A.M. 
at which time we hope to have Former 
Pastors present. Following this service 
there will be Picnic Lunch in the Fel- 
lowship Hall. AH attending are invited 
to bring a Basket Lunch, unless you live 
out of town. Those out of town will be 
our guests. 

Following lunch there will be a mu- 
sical program in the Sanctuary includ- 
ing some special group singing and per- 
haps some speaking. 

Our prayers are that you can be with 
us on this day. 

Yours in His name, 
Officers of the Church 

MRS. CONSTANTZ RECEIVES 
LIFE MEMBERSHIP 

In May 1975 the Women of the 
Church of 1st Presbyterian Church, Syl- 
va, N. C. gave an Honorary Life Mem- 
bership to one of their members who 
has been an outstanding volunteer for 
many years: Mrs. Maxine Constantz. 

Mrs. Constantz came to Sylva in 1953 
with her husband, Dr. Quinn Constantz, 
who had joined the faculty of Western 
Carolina College in Cullowhee. She has 
two daughters; completed the require- 
ments for a baccalaureate degree at 
Western Carolina in 1957 and for M.A. 
in Education in 1959. She has done ad- 
ditional study toward a doctoral degree. 
She was appointed to the faculty of the 
Camp Laboratory School in Cullowhee 
in 1958. 

Women of the Church groups are en- 
couraged to give more Honorary Life 
Memberships to retiring presidents or 
other outstanding members thus bring- 
ing more scholarship money back to our 
Presbytery for worthy students. 

MATTHEWS NAMED 
ASSOCIATE EDITOR 

Arthur H. Matthews, former resident 
of Asheville and former President of the 
Men of the Church in Asheville Presby- 
tery, and chairman of the World Mis- 
sion Committee, has been called to be- 
come an associate editor of Christianity 
Today. He expects to take up his new 
duties near the first of July. 

Mr. Matthews moved from Asheville 
in 1972, where he had been Assistant 
Editor of The Presbyterian Journal, to 
join the staff of the Billy Graham Evan- 
gelistic Association with office in At- 
lanta. 



PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 

PREPARES 1976 

ASKING BUDGET 

The Council of Asheville Presbytery 
met at First Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville on Tuesday, June 24 for more than 
three hours to hear 1976 budget requests 
from the institutions and committees 
that receive all or part of their financial 
support through presbytery's treasury. 

The total figure to be recommended 
to presbytery for its adoption at the July 
12 meeting in Cullowhee is $286,200. 
This represents a reduction of $23,937 
from the amount that was recommend- 
ed in July 1974, but is still considerably 
above the $250,000 that was finally ap- 
proved for tire spending budget in 1975. 

Of the proposed $286,200, $48,000 is 
earmarked for the work of the General 
Assembly and $30,000 for the causes of 
the Synod of North Carolina. These 
figures do not include contributions 
made to the Assembly in special offer- 
ings for Christian Witness and for Al- 
leviation of Hunger. The Synod re- 
ceives similar "over-and-above" offerings 
for Barium Springs Home at Thanksgiv- 
ing and for the Presbyterian Home at 
High Point on Mother's Day. 

The remaining $208,200 is proposed to 
be divided among the presbytery 
"causes". These include the institutions 
supported in part by the presbytery: 
King College, Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege and The Presbyterian Home for 
Children. Also, the following commit- 
tees look to presbytery's budget for their 
support: Candidates, Christian Educa- 
tion, Church Extension and the Office 
of Executive Secretary. 

Presbytery's contribution to King 
College's $1,600,000 budget is proposed 
at $15,000. Montreat-Anderson College 
has a similar budget and expects to re- 
ceive from Asheville Presbytery, its only 
supporting church body, $23,000. The 
Presbyterian Home for Children has re- 
quested $71,000 toward a total budget 
of $121,000. It should be noted that the 
annual Thanksgiving Offering for the 
Presbyterian Home is a "supplemental 
offering" which means that whatever is 
received up to the budgeted amount 
($71,000) is subtracted from the funds 
received from presbytery. The remain- 
ing portion of the Home's budget comes 
from individual and corporate gifts, 
earnings on endowment, etc. 

The Candidate Committee is in the 
budget for $1000 which is used to pro- 
vide required testing for ministerial can- 
didates, to pay necessary travel expenses 
of the candidates, and to cover the ex- 
penses of the committee. The Christian 
Education Committee has requested 
$27,495 which is used to pay part of the 
salary of presbytery's DCE (the Synod 
of N. C. provides the other half) , ex- 
penses of youth work, junior high work, 

(Continued on Page 4) 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



JUNE, 



fMmnrial (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Irs. 



Arthur, Mr. J. N., Jr., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 

W .H. Arthur III, Miss Margaret Arthur, 

Asheville. 
Beddingfield, Mr. Marshall, Canton — Lakey 

Gap Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Mel- 

vin E. Davis, Black Mountain. 
Berkman, Mr. Ora, Minneapolis, Minn. — Mrs. 

Jim S. Gray, Mrs. Lois F. Fulton, Franklin. 
Blalock, Mrs. Audrey Sluder, Canton — Mr. & 

Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 
Bolt, Mrs. Robert R., Brevard — Process Con- 
trol Film Division of Olin Corporation, Pis- 

gah Forest. 
Brown, Mr. Garrett W., Asheville — Women 

of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 
Brown, Mr. John, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 

Holly W. Hipp, Swannanoa. 
Brown, Mrs. R. H., Kingsport, Tenn. — Martha 

Lee and Anne Ward, Murphy. 
Broyles, Mrs. Earnest C, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 

R. Ned Morris, Asheville. 
Cameron, Mr. Freeland, Andrews — Mr. & Mrs. 

Harry Reeves, Andrews. 
Campbell, Col. William M., Columbia, S. C. — 

Mrs. C. Raymond Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly 

Campbell, Mrs. Walter Pike, Henderson- 

ville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
Clark, Mr. Reuben, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Furman J. Owenby, Asheville. 
Clarke, Mr. Ambrose C, Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. H. A. Haseltine, Asheville. 
Cloud, Mrs. Otha, Washington, Ga. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 
Cole, Mr. Joseph Troy, Asheville — Rev. & 

Mrs. Daniel K. Snyder, Pine Tops, N. C. 

Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Butler, Bryan, Tex. Mr. & 

Mrs. W. C. Holley, College Station, Tex. 
Donald, Mrs. Herbert, Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. Joseph 

H. Judd & Family, Hazelwood. Women of 

Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 

Mrs. L. W. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Pre- 

vost, Waynesville. 
Deaver, Mother of Mary Brice — Mary Brice 

Deaver, Dallas, Tex. 
Dunwody, Mr. Kenneth W., Macon, Ga. — Mr. 

Vernon Johnson, Mr. Leander Johnson, 

Hendersonville. 
Ensley, Mrs. Ruth, Birmingham, Ala. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 
Evans, Mrs. Emma J., Wellington, Colo. — Mr. 

& Mrs. George L. Thomas, Weaverville. 
Farlinger, Mrs. A. B., Asheville — Miss Frances 

W. Farlinger, Asheville. 
Fluharty, Mrs. W. J., Asheville — Miss Annie 

Westall, Asheville. 
Gambrell, Mrs. M. E., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 
Gillespie, Mrs. Glenn, Greenville, Tenn. — Mr. 

& Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 



Gravely, Mr. Allan W., Asheville— Mr. & 

Alfred Miller, Asheville. 
Hamilton, Mr. Robert M., Columbus, O. — 

Women of The Presbyterian Church, The 
Rev. & Mrs. Riley Covin, Sylva. 

Hampton, Mrs. Margaret, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard H. Moore, Pisgah Forest. 

Hulse, Mr. William E., Raleigh, N. C— Miss 
Laura Cline, Miss Elsie Cline, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ben Stanfiel, Sharon and Tracy, Ashe- 
ville. 

Jackson, Mrs. Maxie, Brevard — Mrs. C. F. 
Allison, Mrs. Mary A. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard H. Moore, Miss Margaret M. Gash, 
Pisgah Forest. Mr. Edward B. Ahrens, Mr. 
& Mrs. Arthur Smart, Walter & Quentin 
Cantrell, Mrs. Mildred C. Parker, Mrs. F. 

B. Cudd, Mr. & Mrs. George Turner, Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Black- 
well, Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. O. Davidson, Jane Darnall, Dr. & Mrs. 
Branson L. Thurston, Mr. & Mrs. James L. 
Heglar, Brevard. 

Kiliian, Chris — Mr. & Mrs. Harry Reeves, 

Andrews. 
Lebensohn, Mrs. Mary Bates, Washington, D. 

C. Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 
Latham, Mrs. Ella Mae, Lockhart, S. C. — Cir- 
cle # 10 of First Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
dersonville. 

McKnighi, Mr. Dwight, Miami, Fla. — Mrs. Etta 
T. Graham, Hendersonville. 

Means, Mr. Clarence Adolphus, Asheville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Roy C. Bennett, Asheville. 

Mitchell, Mr. E. D., Asheville — Mrs. W. Mc- 
Coy Corkill, Asheville. 

Nace, Miss Dawn, Hendersonville — Miss Mar- 
garet Arthur, Asheville. 

Patton, Mr. Hubert R., Jr., Swannanoa 
— 3-M Sunday School Class of West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. W. 
T. Fain, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Snipes, Asheville. 

Pearce, Mr. K. M., Asheville — Mrs. J. R. Wil- 
liford, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Dono- 
ho, Asheville. 

Phipps, Mrs. Jamie Carson, Greensboro, N. 
C. — Miss Elizabeth S. Randolph, Hender- 
sonville. 

Plemmons, Mrs. Henry, Asheville — Bob and 
Jean Dempsey, Coe D. Combs, Asheville. 

Poole, The Rev. H .R., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville. 

Pressley, Mr. Zeb — Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Vaught, 
Swannanoa. 

Provencal, Mrs. Anna L., Alexandria, Va. — 
Mrs. H. B. Croswell, Miss Olive Croswell, 
Asheville. 

Purdom, Mrs. Marie, Franklin — Franklin 
Presbyterian Church, Dr. & Mrs. Joseph 
W. Kahn & Family, The Kerr Family, Olivia 
Thorpe, Mr. & Mrs. H. T. Crockett, Frank- 
lin. Irene T. McConnell, Deltona, Fla. John 

D. and Sue Korte, Medina, O. Joe and 
Beryl Keefe, Tavares, Fla. Norie and Wes 
Elsten, Leesburg, Fla. Mrs. Irving C. Hitch- 
cock, Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. William O. Kinne- 
brew, N. Redington Beach, Fla. 

Purnell, Lynne Susan — Mrs. E. J. Cottrell, 
Hendersonville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Floivers" 
Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died_ 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address . — — — 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Reese, Mrs. Frances Hughes, Rock Hill, S. C. 

— Mrs. C. Raymond Smith, Hendersonville. 

Reynolds, Mrs. Mary Belle, Elizabeth, Pa. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Roof, Miss Jane B., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Laura J. Greene, Hendersonville. Mr. Wil- 
liam B. Roof, Middletown, O. 

Roof, Besnice S.— Mr. William B. Roof, Mid- 
dletown, O. 

Roof, Hugh H.— Mr. Wiliiam B. Roof, Middle- 
town, O. 

Scott, Mr. George K., Bryson City — Mr. & 
Mrs. Edward Crudup, Bryson City. 

Shepard, Mr. Zeb— Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 
McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

Shuford, Mrs. W. A., Asheville — Mrs. Jessie 
H. Wilkie, Skyland. 

Smathers, Mr. Vaughan C, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Alliney H. Bryson, Sylva. 

Smith, Mr. Reginald C, Asheville — Mrs. 
Virgil V. Walton, Yuba City, Calif. Louise 
D. Wiley, St. Paul, Minn. Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam T. Harris, Mr. & Mrs. Rex Davies, 
Asheville. 

Spivey, Mr. Ardel, Asheville — The William W. 
Austin Family, Asheville. 

Sterling, Mr. John Timothy, Hendersonville — 
Mr. Robert Smith, Mrs. C. Raymond Smith, 
Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Miss Mary 
Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Usher, Mrs. Laura 
J. Greene, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. Mc- 
Kay, Dr. & Mrs. Paul E. Hill, Kathryn and 
Paul, Jr., Flat Rock. 

Stevens, Mr. C. Eugene, Asheville — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Summey, Mrs. Lois — Mrs. Jeanne T. Frank- 
lin, Mountain Home, N. C. 

Taylor, Mr. Clyde, Leicester — Circle #2 of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Terrell, Mr. Robert L., Hendersonville — Es- 
ther and George Greenville & Family, Lay- 
tonsville, Md. 

Toland. Mrs. Hugh, Asheville — Mrs. Dorothv 
W. Rembert, Mrs. Charles C. Odell, Ashe- 
ville. 

Vamer, Mrs. Alberta J., Asheville — Miss 
Laura Cline, Miss Elsie Cline, Asheville. 

Ward, Mrs. C. Victor, Weaverville — Miss 
Josephine Osborne, Men's Bible Class of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold Sluder, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Dempsey, Mrs. Nora F. Morgan, 
Ansel's Refrigeration Company, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansel Smith, Mr. & Mrs. B. R. Walsh, Ashe- 
ville, Mrs. Viola W. Gray, Hayesville. 

Welch, The Rev. C. C, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 
John C. Ward, Arden 

Whiteside, Mr. D. Earl, Asheville — Mrs. Mil- 
dred J. McLean, Weaverville. 

Willard, Mr. Charles, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. W. W. Herendeen, Hendersonville. 

Wix, Mrs. Alga, Candler — Mr. & Mrs. Maynard 
H. Joiner, Candler. 



COUNCIL PREPARES from Page 3 

the leader education program, men's 
work, and the maintenance and opera- 
tion of presbytery's camp. The Church 
Extension Committee has requested $35,- 
750 which is used to supplement salai'ies 
of pastors of the nine churches which are 
not self-supporting, to maintain the prop- 
erty owned by presbytery, and to make 
a very modest provision for the begin- 
ning of new work. The Committee on the 
Office of Executive Secretary has beeni 
included in the budget for $34,955 which 
is used to pay salaries of office personnel 
(including the Executive Secretary) , ex- 
penses of operating the office, printing 
and mailing of "Our Mountain Work", 
and the expenses of all of presbytery's 
other committees. 




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Vol. LXVI 



1975 



JULY 
No. 7 



MARTIN RECEIVES 
MONTREAT SCHOLARSHIP 

Four fall freshmen at Montreat-An- 
lerson College have been awarded a 
:otal $2,400 in scholarships from the 
fames G. K. McClure Educational and 
Development Fund. 

Gordon Greenwood, director of ad- 
missions at Montreat-Anderson, said the 
scholarships have been awarded to 
Bonnie Belue, daughter of Mrs. Jose- 
phine Belue of North Fork Road, 
Black Mountain; Lisa Bryson, daugh- 
ter of Mrs. Clara B. Bryson of Route 
2,, Brevard; Paula Edwards, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Edwards of Route 
5, Marshall; and William Martin, son 
of the Rev. and Mrs. Billy Joe Martin 
of Swannanoa. 

The McClure fund was established 
in 1927 to aid worthy Western North 
Carolina students in obtaining post- 
secondary education. Only residents of 
a 22-county mountain region are eligible 
and preference is given to rural resi- 
dents. 



Mr. Larry D. Sharpless, a native of 
Fostoria, Ohio and a 1975 graduate 
of Reformed Theological Seminary, 
was examined for ordination at the 
Summer meeting of Asheville Presby- 
tery held Saturday, July 12 and hosted 
by the Cullowhee Presbyterian Church. 
Mr. Sharpless was received as a candi- 
date for the ministry from Birmingham 
Presbytery of the United Presbyterian 
Church. Presbytery appointed a com- 
mission to ordain Mr. Sharpless to the 
Gospel Ministry and to install him as 
Pastor of the Mills River Presbyterian 
Church. The time set for the ordination 
-installation service was Sunday, July 27 
at 4 P.M. Mr. and Mrs. Sharpless and 
their three children were expected to 
move into the Mills River manse prior 
to his installation as Pastor. 

Covin Elected Moderator 
The presbytery meeting was called 
to order by the retiring Moderator, the 
Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger who also 
preached the opening sermon. The Rev. 
W. Riley Covin, Pastor of First Pres- 
byterian Church of Sylva and Mode- 
rator nominee, was elected to the office 
of Moderator by accalamation. He will 
serve until January. 

The host pastor, the Rev. Stanley 
Bennett introduced the Dean of the 
Business School who in turn introduced 
Chancellor Robinson of Western Caro- 
lina University, who spoke words of 
welcome and greeting to the members 
of presbytery. 

President Perkinson Introduced 
Dr. Alvin Perkinson, newly elected 
president of St. Andrews Presbyterian 
College, was introduced and presented 
to presbytery by the Rev. Hugh L. 
Eichelberger, a long time friend. Dr. 
Perkinson brought greetings and spoke 
briefly regarding the program and ex- 
pectations of St. Andrews College. 

Assembly Commissioners Report 
The Rev. W. Riley Covin and Ruling 



Elder Lee Nichols of Andrews gave re- 
ports on their attendance at the recent 
meeting of the General Assembly held 
in Charlotte. Jimmy Parks of Weaver- 
ville and presbytery's youth delegate 
to the Assembly also made his report. 
The remaining two commissioners, the 
Rev. J. Edward Bates and Ruling Elder 
Ellis Vaught of Swannanoa were unable 
to be present. Accordingly, their re- 
ports were postponed until the October 
meeting of presbytery. Mrs. John Bolt 
of Murphy, presbytery's woman dele- 
gate, was also unable to be present. 
Her report will likewise be delayed un- 
til October. 

Sessler Presents Budget, Manual 

Ruling Elder W. M. Sessler, chairman 
of Presbytery's Council, presented the 
1976 asking budget approved by the 
Council. The proposed budget totaling 
$286,200 together with accompanying 
recommendations was adopted by pres- 
bytery. (The budget was described in 
considerable detail in the June issue 
of Our Mountain Work.) 

Mr. Sessler also presented to pres- 
bytery a proposal for revising that 
body's manual of operation. The revis- 
ions have been under study for a year 
by the Council together with chairmen 
of presbytery's several committees. 
Presbytery voted its unanimous approv- 
al of the revised document on first read- 
ing. Before the changes become final, 
presbytery must give approval on a sec- 
ond reading which is scheduled for the 
October meeting. 

One of the major changes proposed 
in the new manual is that the offices 
of Executive Secretary and Stated 
Clerk are to be separated. Another sig- 
nificant change calls for creation of 
five new and enlarged committees to 

More on page three 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1. Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



JULY, 1975 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 

1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressby Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Ashsville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New B?rn Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT Philip Brintnall, 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. Harold Sluder, P. O. 

Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. Howard Warren, 

16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 



VICE-MODERATOR 
Kenilworth. 



TREASURER 
Arden 

HISTORIAN — 
Hills. 

SECRETARY 

Westminster. 



REGISTRAR — 

Black Mountain 



Robin Evans, 

— Keith Haggard, 
Paula Ford, Malvern 

— Esther Evans, 

— Bobby 



Ballard, 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 

Philips, Brevard-Davidson River 

Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant — ■ Mary McGeachy, Trinity — 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
COLLEGE RECEIVES GRANTS 

Montreat-Anderson College has been 
awarded a §25,000 grant from the fede- 
ral government for third year funding 
of its cooperative education program, 
U. S. Rep. Roy Taylor of the 11th 
North Carolina District announced to- 
day in Washington. 

Mrs. Joyce Kinnison, MAC co-op 
director, received the notification of 
Title IV-D funding. "The money comes 
at an important time in the expansion 
of the program at the college," she re- 
marked. "I am pleased with the success 
of the program at Montreat-Anderson, 
and even more so am I pleased with the 
vote of confidence given by the federal 
government last week with its $40,000 
research grant." That grant is financing 
a nation-wide study of cooperative edu- 
cation programs in liberal arts colleges. 

Montreat-Anderson has 10 per cent 
of its student body participating in 
cooperative education which incorpo- 
rates on-the-job experience with on- 
campus learning. Students alternate 
their periods of on-and off-campus 
study. 

Presently, Montreat-Anderson stu- 
dents are getting professional experi- 
ence in industrial and recreational or- 
ganizations, business, theater, law en- 
forcement, education and youth work. 
Dan McLean of Asheville and Louise 
Honeycutt of Barnardsville, both M- 
AC sophomores, presently are working 
with the Crime Prevention Squad of 
the Buncombe County Sheriff's De- 
partment. 

The College has also been awarded 
a $3,918 grant from the Department 
of Health, Education and Welfare for 
expanding their resources in the L. Nel- 
son Bell Library on the college campus. 

Announcement of the grant was made 
Thursday by Dr. Silas M. Vaughn, M- 
AC president. Grant funds may be used 
for ordering, processing, cataloging and 
necessary binding or storage of the 
resources. Expenditures must be made 
by June 30, 1976. 



BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Receipts for budgeted benevolences 
(budgeted causes of presbytery, synod, 
and General Assembly) received by the 
central treastiry through July 6 have 
amounted to $87,462.27. This period 
of time represents half of the year. 
Since the total budget for 1975 is $250,- 
000, we should have received $125,000 
to this point in order to meet needs 
of the budget. 

Contributions to the same date in 
1974 amounted to $101,683.68. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Sometimes in our churches we have 
high aims, and we implement these, 
aims. All too often we just think the 
aim, or dream about results, and wish 
for success in our programs. This year 
the Christian Education Committee of 
the Presbytery, along with the DCE, 
have set some goals for the local 
churches and the total Presbytery in 
order to encourage some action in cer- 
tain areas. 

Your individual church may have 
set other goals, so that you would need 
to work on these this year. Your goals 
may be the same as some set by the 
C. E. Committee of Presbytery, in 
which case we could help encourage 
and assist you with your program. 

The first goal is a group meeting of 
all Superintendents to be planned by 
the _ Leader ^Education Council. (You 
will hear more about this in the fall.) 
The second goal is to continue leader- 
ship training events for local church 
school people as it was done last year. 
This year we hope to add opportuni- 
ties for advisors and c.e. committeemen. 

Goal three is to have local church 
teacher meetings at least annually 
within the individual church. For 
those doing a common task together, 
there needs to be some shared ideas 
and support. Goal four on attendance 
has been stressed twice in the Moun- 
tain Work and in some of the congre- 
gations. To build our Church Schools 
to higher membership and average at- 
tendance, would be a worthy accom- 
plishment. 

Remember these aims and write them 
down, if you will. Watch for more on 
them in the Mountain Work and lis- 
ten for more through other Presbytery 
channels. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



JULY, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Now that the children are back from 
vacations we are trying to get caught 
up with lawn work, garden work, and 
house work. We have also welcomed 
some new children to our Home family. 
Christine Campbell who is seven and 
her brother Christopher who is five 
have come to us from Hendersonville, 
having been recommended through 
the First Presbyterian Church there. 
We are also happy to have with us 
Sid Samone of Bryson City who was 
reccommended to us by the Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church. 

Picnic at Canton 
The children have been looking for- 
ward for a long time to the annual out- 
ing and picnic sponsored by the Canton 
Presbyterian Church. The date set for 
this year was July 30. The Canton peo- 
ple and their Pastor, Rev. Jack Parse, 
work so hard to see that we have a good 
time and a good meal and are made 
to feel at home. We are very grateful 
to them and look forward to seeing 
them again and to the brief worship 
service we always join them for as a 
part of the time we spend together. 



AUGUST 


BIRTHDAYS 




Name 


Date 


Age 


Jeff Parham 


7 


14 


Marc Buhrmaster 13 


15 


Marcella Buhrmaster 13 


15 


Julia Blevins 


28 


11 



GEB MEETS AT MONTREAT 

In one of its very infrequent meetings 
at a place other than Atlanta, the Gen- 
eral Executive Board of the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. scheduled a meeting in 
Montreat for July 23-26. 

A considerable part of the July meet- 
ing was to be given to orientation of 
new Board members, one of whom is 
Dr. Everette K. Brown, a former Ashe- 
ville resident whose first pastorate was 
the Bryson City Presbyterian Church. 

One of the most significant proposals 
to come before the Board was the 
scheduled change in three of the Man- 
agement Team (the six top execu- 
tives) positions. Mr. J. Richard Hacke 
was to be nominated as Staff Director 
of the Division of Central Support Ser- 
vices. The Executive Committee was 
to recommend that the Rev. Bruce 
Robertson be moved from the Staff Di- 
rectorship of Professional Development 
to become Staff Director of the National 
Mission Division. The Rev. Patricia 
McClurg was to be recommended as 
Staff Director of the Professional De- 
velopment Division. 



MRS. JOHNSON RECEIVES 
WOC LIFE MEMBERSHIP 

On May 21, 1975, the Women of 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
Black Mountain, North Carolina, gave 
an Honorary Life Membership to Mrs. 
Edna Duke Johnson. 

For the past seven years Mrs. Johnson 
has been Historian. Since she came to 
Black Mountain in 1955 she has been 
an outstanding Bible teacher in the 
Circles and has been one of the teach- 
ers of the Woman's Bible Class until 
the class disbanded several months ago. 

Mrs. Johnson was born in Ohio, 
moved to North Carolina when she was 
twelve, made her profession of faith 
at the First Presbyterian Church, Salis- 
bury, North Carolina, where Dr. Wil- 
liam Black was holding evangelistic 
services. 

After she graduated from North Car- 
olina State Normal in Greensboro in 
1909, she taught school in Graham; 
later moved to St. Pauls where she met 
and married Walter Johnson. The 
Johnsons had two sons, Duncan who 
lost his life in a plane accident in 1955, 
and James who now lives in Atlanta. 
Mr. Johnson died in 1941. 

Edna Johnson has served her Lord 
in many ways. It is an honor for the 
Women of Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church to present the Honorary Life 
Membership to her. 

At die same May meeting, the Women 
of the Church of the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church, presented to Mrs. 
Walter Hall Goodman a stunning pho- 
tograph of the Church taken by Mrs. 
Edward L. DuPuy. Mrs. Goodman has 
also been a faithful teacher in the 
Circles and Sunday School. 



From page one 

replace the numerous existing commit- 
tees, many of which owe their name 
and existence to the 1949 reorganization 
of the General Assembly and are there- 
fore badly out of date. The proposed 
new committees include: a moderator's 
committee to coordinate the work of 
all committees, a committee on resourc- 
ing churches, a committee on church 
professionals/servants, a committee on 
administration and promotion, and a 
committee on new ministries. Provis- 
ions for trustees of institutions will be 
unchanged. 

Curnow Reports on Education 
The Rev. Sandy Curnow gave the 
report of the Christian Education Com- 
mittee calling special attention to the 
camp program and to plans for a train- 
ing session for the Senior High Council 
to be held at Little Pisgah Camp be- 
ginning August 10. He also presented 
Miss Carlisle Hoyt, the presbytery's 
Christian Education Worker, who re- 
ported on her work. 



PRESBYTERY FAMILY PICNIC 

Mark your calendar now and plan 
to bring your family to Asheville Pres- 
bytery's Family Picnic at Little Pisgah 
Camp. The date is Saturday, August 
16th. 

Activities begin at 2 P.M. under the 
direction of Mr. Bill Stanley. Don't 
forget to pack your picnic basket with 
food and beverage for your family. 
Families will eat together around the 
grounds then gather in the dining hall 
for a time of entertainment. Special 
music for the occasion will be provided 
by the Amason Twins of Richmond, 
Va. 

An interesting time of challenge has 
been planned for each age group attend- 
ing. Among those participating in 
these groups will be Dr. and Mrs. B. 
Hoyt Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Pete 
George and Miss Carlisle Hoyt. 

Directions to the Camp from Ashe- 
ville: Take U.S. 74 E. to Fairview. After 
crossing Cane Creek bridge turn left on 
County road #2815, then left on #2806 
(Garren Creek Rd.) . Continue about 
5% miles to County road #2880 (on 
your left) . Follow #2808 to the camp 
road (on your right) . Parking is avail- 
able beyond the Camp office. 

A free will offering will be taken for 
the special needs of the camp in lieu 
of the usual fee for the use of the facil- 
ities. - 

WEAVERVILLE CHURCH SETS 

The First Presbyterian Church of 
Weaverville, the Rev. William T. Wing 
Pastor, has announced a week of special 
evangelistic services, August 17-24. 

The Rev. John Fain, a former mem- 
ber of Asheville Presbytery, is to be 
the evangelist. 

In making the announcement, Elder 
F. P. Ray explained that both morning 
and evening services would be held. 
The time for the evening services has 
already been set at 7:30. 

Mr. Ray stressed that all people in 
the area are cordially invited to attend 
the services. 



MCA Trustees Re-elected 
Trustees of Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege, Mrs. Ruth Graham of Montreat 
and Mrs. Elanor Rawls of Asheville 
First, were elected by presbytery to new 
three year terms. Presbytery also ex- 
tended for one year the terms of its 
North Carolina Synod Mission commit- 
tee members. 

October Meeting 
Presbytery accepted the invitation of 
the session of the Waynesville Presby- 
terian Church to hold its October meet- 
ing there. In extending the invitation, 
the Pastor, the Rev. Billy Frank 
Woods, explained that the Waynesville 
Church is celebrating its 100th anni- 
versary in 1975. The date of the 
meeting is Tuesday, October 14. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



JULY, 1975 



HUmonal (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



AHen, Mr. Clarence, Etowah — Margaret Gash, 
Pisgah Forest. Etowah Presbyterian Church, 
Etowah. 

Allison, Mr. Clarence, Sr., Pisgah Forest — Mr. 
& Mrs. R. G. Fluke, Hendersonville. 

Arthur, Mr. J. N., Jr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Baldwin, Mr. George H., Asheville — Mrs. W. 
W. Ballew, Miss Frances Ballew, Asheville. 

Ball, Mr. Fred, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Ferrell, Brevard. 

Ballard, Mrs. Ernest, Asheville — Mrs. R. E. 
McClure, Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Mrs. 
S. W. Huddleston, Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Den- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville 
Bridge Unit #171, Mrs. Mary Finlay, Mrs. 
D. R. Printz, Mrs. George W. Tilson, Ashe- 
ville. Mrs. Maurice L. Cable, Arden. Mr. & 
Mrs. Vance Hoover, Birmingham, Ala. Mr. & 
Mrs. Maurice Hogan, Jr., Reistertown, Md. 

Baughman, Mrs. Rose, Waynesville — Adult S. 
S. Class of Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Hall, 
Waynesville. 

Berkman, Ora, Minneapolis, Minn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Cunningham, Franklin. 

Bottoms, Dr. Alton W., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. E. Shull, Canton. 

Carswell, Mrs. Mary Poteat, Morganton — Mrs. 
Robert P. Williams, Mr. Robert W. Williams, 
Miss Eunice Hord, Asheville. 

Clarke, Mr. Ambrose, Wolf Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, Asheville. 

Corboy, Mrs. Leo — Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, 
Asheville. 

Cunningham, Mrs. W. P., Vienna, Va. — Miss 

Donald, Mrs. Nina J., West Palm Beach, Fla. 

— Mr. & Mrs. Joe C. Cline, Mr. & Mrs. R. 

L. Bradley, Hazelwood. 
Fluharty, Mrs. Lorena H., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Warren J. Bull, Jr., Canton. 
Franklin, Mr. Keith, Maggie Valley — Mr. & 

Mrs. F. E. Shull, Canton. 
Gentry, Mr. Dale, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Donald 

D. Gentry, Franklin. 
Gentry, Ronnie H., Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Ronald 

D. Gentry, Franklin. 
GiKis, Mrs. Minnie, Canton — Dr. & Mrs. E. D. 

Peasley, Asheville. 
Grantham, Mrs. Erma, Flourtown, Pa. — Mrs. 

Marie McLean, Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Mrs. 

Brooks Hursey, Asheville. 
Greene, Mrs. Annie Justice, Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. James M. Harrison, Sr., Asheville. 
Henry, Mr. W. E., Jr., Smithfield, N. C— 

Charles and Catherine Holmes, Asheville. 
Jenkins, Mrs. Helen, Etowah — Mr. & Mrs. 

Larry Owens, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Cantrell, Mr. 

& Mrs. Ansel Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Jake Red- 
mond, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Kilpatrick, Mr. &- 



Mrs. George Love, Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. 
Clyde Allison, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Allison, 
Mr. & Mrs. Perry Styles, Horse Shoe. Mr. & 
Mrs. Walter B. Shehane, Mr. & Mrs. James 
R. Williams, Hueytown, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. 
John G. Williams, Mobile, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. 
R. G. Fluke, Hendersonville. 

Leenhouts, Marion, Rochester, N. Y. — Mr. & 
Mrs. B. B. Swanson, Hendersonville. 

Lingerfelt, Mr. C. C, Ashevile — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Lusk, Mr. Samuel Haskel, Anderson, S. C. — 
Charles and Bobbie Jean Whitmire, Bre- 
vard. 

McLean, Mrs. Elsie, Asheville — Miss Isabelle 
Noe, Arden. 

Means, Mr. C. A. — Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Patton, 
Jr., Asheville. 

Mertens, Mrs. Winifred, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Edwin H. Brichford, Hendersonville. 

IV.ilnor, Mrs. William H., Calliersville, Tenn. — 
Mrs. Elsie Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Ashe- 
ville. 

Parker, Mrs. John, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
M. Sawyer, Mrs. Frank J. Lhota, Asheville. 

Patterson, Hannah J. — Mrs. Ruby E. Johnson, 
Mrs. Mack Wood, Mount Airy, N. C. 

Peck, Katharine, Moscow, Idaho — Miss 
Christine H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

Peterson, Mr. Carl A., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Wayne E. Seppanen, Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
0. Borland, Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Morrison, Mr. 
& Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. J. 
H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Poole, The Rev. Henry, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. M. Choate, Mr. & Mrs. James T. Mastin, 
Mrs. E. F. Edwards, Mrs. Lee Hines, Ashe- 
ville. 

Pritchard, Mr. Thomas W., Charlotte, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. 
T. E. Patton, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. 
Nichols, Asheville. 

Slagle, Mr. Richard H., Franklin — Sunday 
School Glass #3 ot hrankiin Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. 

Stanfiei, Mrs. Ben L., Sr., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. L. Rhinehart, Burnsville, N. C. Mr. 
& Mrs. F. J. Bennett, Tom and Peggy Siler, 
Asheville. Mr. Otto A. Whiteside, Mr. 
Charles W. Merrill, Hendersonville. 

Stonecipher, Mr. C. F., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. George F. Stowell, Hendersonville. 

Thompson, Mr. Carl, Mooresville, N. C. — Mr. 
Samuel E. Leonard, Montreat. 

Tipton, Mrs. Frances Q., Fletcher — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ronald E. Craig, Mr. & Mrs. Robert David- 
son, Swannanoa. 

Tiice, Mr. Marion, Ft. Lauderdala, FJa. — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 

Walker, Mrs. Harry, Asheville — Mrs. Elsie 
Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Weir, Mrs. Weldon, Ashevil!e — Mrs. W. McCoy 
Corkill, Asheville. 

Young, Mrs. Nancy Lemons, Hendersonville 
■ — Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Egeler, Henderson- 
ville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Floivcrs" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name (or mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



WOMEN'S BIRTHDAY 
OFFERING 

Three Asian schools will share a $332,- 
629.23 offering given by the women of 
the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 
(PCUS) . 

The schools, in Japan and Korea, help 
help to provide leadership training in 
theological and Christian education. 

The recipients of the 1975 Birthday 
Offering are Seiwa Girls' School in Ko- 
chi, Japan, Hanil Women's Seminary in 
Chunju, Korea, the Honara Theological 
Seminary in Kwangju, Korea. 

Hanil Seminary will receive one-half 
of the total offering, and the remainder 
will be shared equally by Seiwa School 
and Honam Seminary. 

Announcement was made at a confer- 
ence on the small church attended by 
women leaders from throughout the de- 
nomination. 

The Birthday Offering is taken an- 
nually to commemorate the founding of 
organized women's work in the denomi- 
nation. 

A total of nearly $8.5 million has been 
given by Presbyterian women since the 
offering was initiated in 1922. 

At the same time, the Birthday Ob- 
jective for 1976 was announced. It will 
be divided equally for projects in health 
care in Bangladesh, to assist the needy 
in Appalachia and to help American In- 
dians in Oklahoma. 

The money wdl be used in Bangla- 
desh to train Bengali nationals to carry 
on curative and preventive health care 
centers in remote villages. Mary Sur- 
savage of the Etowah Church in Ashe- 
ville Presbytery works in this hearth 
care area. 

In Appalachia, the funds will be used 
by Transylvania Presbytery to establish 
emergency help and recreation centers, 
initiate programs with youth, provide 
service for the elderly and sponsor 
home repair program. 

The third recipient will be Goodland 
Presbyterian Children's Home in Hugo, 
Okla., to help American Indians to de- 
velop an agricultural program which in- 
volves raising hogs, cows, catfish, fruits 
and vegetables. 

In Japan, Seiwa School will use its 
share of the 1975 offering to expand fa- 
cilities for Christian education curric- 
ulum, including Bible study, English, 
music and home economics. 

Hanil Seminary will use its share to 
provide student scholarships, increase 
faculty salaries, expand the library and 
make capital improvements. 

Here is a breakdown on total and per 
capita giving, respectively, in the denomi- 
nation's Seven synods: Florida, $34,111 
and $1.16; Mid-America, $10,378 and 56 
cents; Mid-South, $72,670 and $1.70; 
North Carolina, $58,377 and 84 cents; 
Red River, $42,745 and 85 cents; South- 
east, $66,625 and $1.10; Virginias, $53,- 
065 and 74 cents. 

There are nearly 350,000 women in 
the denomination. 




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Vol. LXVI 



August 

No. 8 



1975 



ETOWAH CALLS JOHN HEALEY 

The Rev. John F. Healey of Telford, 
Pennsylvania was received into the 
membership of Asheville Presbytery at 
a called meeting of that body held at 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville on 
Friday, August 8. A commission was ap- 
pointed to install him as pastor of the 
Etowah Presbyterian Church on Sunday 
evening, September 21 at 7 o'clock. 

Mr. Healey is a native of Wellsville, 
Ohio and a graduate of the College of 
Wooster. Following service as an infan- 
try officer during World War II, he en- 
rolled in Princeton Theological Sem- 
inary from which he has earned two 
degrees. 

Together with his wife, Mr. Healey 
served terms as a missionary of the 
United Presbyterian Church in Ger- 
many and in Cameroun, West Africa. 
He has served pastorates in New York 
and in Ohio. He comes to Asheville 
Presbytery and Etowah from a position 
as counselor at Boy's Ranch, Harleys- 
ville, Pennsylvania. The "Ranch" is a 
More on page two 



The moderator of the General As- 
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S. has called on all members to 
contribute to a Reformation Day offer- 
ing to augment programs and services 
which have been cut back because of a 
financial crunch at the denominational 
level. The first priority of the offering- 
will be to employ a staff associate to 
give leadership in the area of evange- 
lism. 

The request from Rev. Dr. Paul M. 
Edris of Daytona Beach, Fla., was in 
response to an action of the General 
Assembly, which met last month in 
Charlotte. 

Goal for the offering is $1 for each 
of the 900,000 Presbyterians. 

The Assembly asked the moderator 
"to challenge every congregation . . . 
to reaffirm symbolically and materially 
our oneness in Christ and the essential 
connectionalism of our Presbyterian 
system of courts" by receiving the spec- 
ial offering Oct. 26. 

It specified that the funds be used 
"by the General Executive Board to 
augment 1975-1976 programs and sala- 
ries which have had to be cut back ..." 

The board ordered sharp budget re- 
ductions and accompanying cutbacks in 
personnel and salaries at its April meet- 
ing after a 1974 deficit of $2.2 million 
came to light in February. 

The '75 budget was trimmed from $9 
million to $7.6 million, a 5 per cent sal- 
ary cut was ordered for all employees 
at home and abroad, the domestic staff 
total was reduced from 248 to 208 and 
the overseas staff from 398 to 355. 

Appeal for support for the offering- 
is contained in letters from Dr. Edris 
to all ministers and congregations, mod- 
erators of the seven synods and 60 pres- 
byteries, and the 410 commissioners and 
94 advisory participants who attended 
the Charlotte Assembly. 

The moderator stressed that the off- 
ering will be "over and above" regular 



benevolence contributions, channeled 
specifically for the support of reduced 
programs and salaries. 

At the request of Dr. Edris, a staff 
committee has been appointed to pro- 
mote the offering, chaired by the Rev. 
Robert P. Richardson, GEB's staff as- 
sociate for stewardship. 

GEB STAFF LEADERS CHOSEN 

— Two new staff directors have been 
elected and an incumbent shifted to an- 
other slot on the General Executive 
Board of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S. 

At its meeting at Montreat July 24- 
26, the board: 

— Elected J. Richard Hacke of Cov- 
ington, Ga., as staff director of the Di- 
vision of Central Support Services for 
a term of four years. 

—Elected the Rev. Patricia A. Mc- 
Clurg of Denton, Tex., as staff director 
of the Division of Professional Develop- 
ment for a term of three years. 

— Elected the Rev. Bruce L. Robert- 
son of Atlanta as staff director of the 
Division of National Mission for a term 
of four years. Robertson has served as 
staff director of Professional Develop- 
ment since 1973. 

The three together with three other 
staff associates, will comprise the board's 
Management Team. 

All elections are subject to confirma- 
tion by the General Assembly next 
June. 

Hacke, who succeeds the Rev. Wil- 
liam F. Henning, Jr. on Aug. 15, has 
been employed in the Single Service 
Division of the International Paper Co. 
since 1950. 

He was a sales representative, 1950- 
53; plant superintendent, 1953-56; res- 
ident plant manager, 1956-61; South- 
east District manager (three plants) , 
1961-64; assistant to the division gene- 
ral manager, 1964-67; Southeast District 

More on page two 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery In 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



AUGUST, 1975 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER Mrs. David Miller, 

P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 
Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT Philip Brintnall, 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howard Warren, 
16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 



TREASURER 
Arden 



Keith Haggard, 



HISTORIAN — Paula Ford, Malvern 
Hills. 



SECRETARY — 
Westminster. 

REGISTRAR — 
Black Mountain. 



Esthe 



Bobby Ballard, 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 

Philips, Brevard-Davidson River 

Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant Mary McGeachy, Trinity 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



GEB ELECTS OFFICERS 

— New officers and a new 14-member 
Executive Committee have been elected 
to lead the General Executive Board 
of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 
for the next year. 

The election of two officers is pre- 
scribed by the Plan of Restructure, 
adopted in 1972. They are the Rev. Dr. 
Lawrence W. Bottoms of Atlanta, for- 
mer moderator of the General Assem- 
bly, chairperson, and J. Richard Hacke 
of Covington, Ga., the new staff director 
of Central Support Services, treasurer. 

P. Willard McCreight, an attorney 
from Huntington, W. Va., was named 
vice chairperson and the Rev. Hoyt Ev- 
ans, executive secretary of Asheville 
Presbytery, secretary. 

In adopting a motion by the Rev. 
Thomas L. Jones of Louisville, the 
board erected an executive committee 
comprised of the board's chairperson, 
vice chairperson, secretary, the present 
moderator of the General Assembly and 
the chairperson and one additional 
member from each of the five divisions. 

Rounding out the committee are the 
Rev. Dr. Paul M. Edris of Daytona 
Beach, moderator of the Assembly; the 
Rev. Allan Guthrie of San Antonio, 
chairperson, and the Rev. Parker Wil- 
liamson of Lenoir, N.C., from National 
Mission; Sara Bernice Moseley of Sher- 
man, Tex., chairperson, and the Rev. 
Thomas L. Jones of Louisville, from In- 
ternational Mission; the Rev. Robert A. 
Larson of Birmingham, chairperson, and 
Patricia Ann Turner of Oklahoma City, 
Corporate and Social Mission; the Rev. 
Kirk Allen of High Point, N.C., chair- 
person, and Mabel Barritt of Lexing- 
ton, Va., from Professional Develop- 
ment; the Rev. Wayne P. Todd of Flo- 
rence, Ala., chairperson, and the Rev. 
Joseph T. Sheeler of Arkadelphia, 
Ark., from Central Support Services. 

GEB from page one 

manager, (three plants, 1967-72; North- 
east District manager (four plants) , 
1972-73; general manager of Southeast 
Region, 1973-75. 

He has served as a ruling elder in the 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. and 
the United Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S.A. 

Ms. McClurg, 35, has been regional 
resources coordinator for the Synod of 
Red River since 1973. 

Prior to that she was associate pastor 
of First Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, 
Tex., 1969-71; assistant pastor of West- 
minster Presbyterian Church, Beaumont, 
Tex., 1967-69; and director of Christian 
education at Second Presbyterian 
Church, Newport News, Va., 1963-65. 

Robertson, 40, is a graduate of the 
University of Florida and Union The- 
ological Seminary in New York and did 
further study at Princeton Theological 
Seminary, N.J., McCormick Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Chicago and Virginia 
Commonwealth University. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

One suggestion for a program would 
be to use the seven churches of the book 
of Revelation, with some interpretation 
of how they heard, understood, anc 
lived the Word Christ had given them. 

A description of each church could 
be presented by a different person with 
an illustration or symbol of that church 
shown in poster form. For instance, to 
the angel of one church the message 
came from Jesus as from . . ."him who 
has the sharp two-edged sword". Each! 
church has an angel and the message 
from Christ each time describes himself 
in a varied manner as given in each 
following reference: 2:1; 2:8; 2:12; 2:18; 
3:1; 3:7; and 3:14. 

In each message to the church, Christ 
says, "He who has an ear, let him hear; 1 
what the Spirit says to the churches". 
These would make nice responses after 
each church presentation and are found 
in 2:7; 2:11; 2:17; 2:29; 3:6; 3:13; and 
3:22. 

Other fine ideas for the Rally Day 
program on this theme are in the en- 
velope for Rally Day sent to every 
church. 

The YOUTH of the church in their 
EVENING FELLOWSHIP might be the 
ones to prepare the program for the 
CHURCH SCHOOL event. 

RALLY DAY THEME 1975 

Hear — In the head, in the heart, and in 
the hands. 

Hear the Word — through the ear — 
Take it into the mind 

to consciously understand. 
Take it into the heart 

to consciously become part of the 
feelings. 
Take it into the hands 

to consciously become something 
I will do. 
(This means it becomes a part of 1 ' 
the will to instigate action.) 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



HEALEY from page one 

Christian home for disadvantaged boys 
from the city of Philadelphia. 

Mr. and Mrs. Healey are the parents 
of four daughters. The family was ex- 
pected to move into the Etowah manse 
the week of August 10. 



AUGUST, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

We welcome to our staff one of our 
former boys, Jimmy Bell. Jimmy entered 
the Home as a young eight year old in 
1954 and has been close to the Home 
since. 

After graduation from Owen High 
in 1965, he entered Mon treat-Anderson 
College for one year. He entered Blan- 
ton's Business College the next year and 
received a Degree in Traffic Manage- 
ment. He joined the Air Force and 
served his country for four years, two 
of these years he served overseas. After 
his discharge he enrolled at Lees Mc- 
Rae College where he did outstanding 
work. He was on the Dean's List for 
three semesters, was a member of the 
Order of the Tower and was selected to 
Who's Who for Colleges and Univer- 
sities. He graduated from Appalachian 
University this June with a Degree in 
Recreation and Child Development. 

After considering many offers Jimmy 
decided to join our staff as supervisor 
of the larger boys and assistant to the 
superintendent. The Board of Trustees 
approved of this appointment at the 
July meeting. We all join in to wisli 
Jimmy much happiness in his new 
work. 



Unnnrial (Sift tn Mantrmt-Kxxbt rsnn (Mlegr 



SEPTEMBER 


BIRTHDAYS 


Name 




Date 


Age 


Robin 


Ferguson 


9 


16 


Cheryl 


Buhrmaster 21 


9 


Keith 


Buckner 


22 


14 


Bobby 


Summers 


24 


16 


Mike 


Moore 


27 


17 



WOC NEWS 

The Birthday Offering of the Women 
of The Church of Asheville Presbytery 
was |7,387.16. 

The dates for the District Meetings 
are as follows: 

September 7 — District II — Swan- 
nanoa Presbyterian Church 

September 14 — District III — Frank- 
lin Presbyterian Church 

September 21 — District IV — Mills 
River Presbyterian Church 

September 28 — District V — Canton 
Presbyterian Church 

October 5 — District I — - Arden 
Presbyterian Church 

Registration for each District Meet- 
ing will be at 2:30 P.M. There will be 
Help Shops for the President, Historian, 
Personal Faith and Family Life, Chris- 
tian Community Action, Ecumenical 
Missions and Relations, Leadership and 
Resources, and Circle Chairmen. 

We are hoping for a much better at- 
tendance this year. 



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complete address for mail, please 



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Fill in all blanks. Use extra sheet, if necessary. Make checks payable to: 

MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE, BOX 1034, MONTREAT, N. C. 28757 

(Gift will be acknowledged) 



Abernethy, Mr. R. S. Jr., Charlotte, N. C. — 

Miss Sally Abernethy, Winter Haven, Fla.; 

Dr. and Mrs. Silas M. Vaughn, Montreat, 

N. C. 
Browning, H. S. and Rachel Turner, Lake 

Junaluska, N. C. — Miss Alma Browning, 

Lake Junaluska, N. C. 
Douglas, Mr. William Lovett — Dr. and Mrs. 

Silas M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 
Fancher, Dr. James K., Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. 

James N. Van DeVanter, Albuquerque, New 

Mexico. 
Grimsley, Mr. Robert J., Asheville, N. C. — 

Dr. and Mrs. Silas M. Vaughn, Montreat, 

N. C. 
Jordan, Senator B. Everett, Saxapahaw, N. C. 

— Mrs. B. Evereit Jordan, Saxapahaw, N. C. 
Mauldin, Mrs. Josephine, Pickins, S. C. — Mr. 

and Mrs. D. F. Folger, Black Mountain, 

N. C. 
McNair, Mr. James L. Jr., Laurinburg, N. C. — 

Dr. and Mrs. Silas M. Vaughn, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 
Reid, Mrs. W. B. — Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Reid, 

Dallas, Tex. 



Russell, Miss Lillian — The Rev. and Mrs. 

Harold T. Bridgman, Black Mountain, N. C; 

Business & Professional Women's Club, 

Black Mountain, N. C. 
Snyder, Dr. Karl, Montreat, N. C. — Mr. and 

Mrs. William T. Hodge, Asheville, N. C. 
Spearman, Mrs. W. W., Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. 

and Mrs. Edwin Reid, Dallas, Tex. 
Stutts, Mr. Kay N., Montreat, N. C— Mr. and 

Mrs. Donald F. Howie, Davidson, N. C. 
Sumner, Mr. C. R. Chapel Hill, N. C. — Mrs. 

C. R. Sumner, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

HONORARIA 

Dendy, Dr. Henry B., Weaverville, N. C. — Wo- 
men of the Church, Weaverville Presbyter- 
ian Church. 

Wilson, Miss Elizabeth, Black Mountain, N. C. 

— Miss Carolyn Bartlett, Black Mountain, 
N. C; Miss Ann W. Bullard, Decatur, Ga.; 
Mrs. Bea Keys Kennedy, Stone Mountain, 
Ga.; Mrs. Robert J. Marsalis, Doraville, 
Ga.; Miss Le Newell, Montreat, N. C; 
Mrs. Margaret Sachse McCampbell, At- 
lanta, Ga.; Mrs. David Thompson, Atlanta, 
Ga. 



LITTLE PISGAH CAMP BEGINS 
FISH STOCKING PROGRAM 

Early July witnessed the first stocking 
of rainbow trout from eight to fourteen 
inches in Lake Evans! This was the first 
in a series of stocking efforts to make 
Lake Evans one of the best fishing lakes 
in the area. On July 24th 10,000 hy- 
brid bream were stocked. Later in the 
fall and early in the spring additional 
stockings of large mouth bass and hy- 
brid crappie are planned making this 
a great recreational asset for the people 
of Asheville Presbytery. 
Fishing permits may be purchased at 
Little Pisgah Camp or may be purchased 
through the mail by writing to Little 
Pisgah Camp, Route 6, Asheville, N.C. 
28803. Annual permits are $6.00 for 
children through 9 years of age, $9.00 
for children 10 through 14 years of age 
and $15.00 for everyone over 15 years 
of age. Those making fishing permit 
purchases before September 15, 1975 
will be given an extra four months fisb- 
ing absolutely free, thus making your 
original purchase of an annual fishing 
permit last from now through the cal- 
endar year, 1976. Daily permits are $2.00 
for children through 9 years of age, 
$3.00 for children 10 through 14 years 
of age and $4.00 for everyone over 15 



years of age. Creel and size limits are 
listed on the license itself. The fishing 
license must be carried on the person 
while fishing. Boats may be rented at 
$3.00 per day at the Camp and fishing 
is permitted on a year round basis ex- 
cept for the weekday activities when 
Camp Little Pisgah sessions are going 
on. There is no Sunday fishing and no 
night fishing. No motors may be used 
on Lake Evans except electric motors. 
Information about fishing and a fishing 
license may be purchased at any time 
throughout the year. It is the hope of 
the Little Pisgah Camp Council that 
a number of Asheville Presbyterians will 
buy into this exciting fishing program 
by an early purchase of a fishing permit. 

SYNOD EXECUTIVE SOUGHT by Snyod 
of the Virginias, Presbyterian Church, U.S. 
To be primary administrator and coordinat- 
or of Synod program, responsible for mis- 
sion leadership in collegial relationship 
'with Resource System Coordinator. Re- 
quirements: thorough knowledge of Pres- 
byterian Church and its structures, demon- 
strated managerial competencies in neces- 
sary areas. For job description and applica- 
tion, write to: 

The Rev. Conrad G. Crow, Chairperson, 
Search Task Force 
Synod of the Virginias, PCUS 
4841 Williamson Road, Roanoke, Va. 24012 
Deadline for receiving completed applica- 
tions is September 30, 1975. Equal oppor- 
tunity employer. 



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AUGUST, 197. r 



iUkmnrial (6tfta 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Allen, Mr. Clarence, Etowah — Mr. & Mrs. 

Roy Allison & Children, Hendersonville. 

Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Banks, Horse Shoe. 
Allison, Mr. Clarence F., Sr., Pisgah Forest — 

Dr. & Mrs. Roy S. Harman, Petersburg, 

W. Va. 
Ballard, Mrs. Ernest, Asheville — Miss Ruth 

I. Brown, Mrs. Ralph D. Morris, Mrs. Alene 

A. Silverman, Gertrude B. Earle, Mrs. W. 

W. Hamby, Asheville. Mrs. A. C. Eads, 

Swannanoa. 
Barton, Mrs. Margaret Leonard, Lexington, 

NC — The Supper Club of Asheville. 
Baughman, Mrs. Rose D., Waynesville — Miss 

Ida Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. 

Judd & Family, Women of Waynesville 

Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
Beadles, Mrs. Nicholas N., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Herman 

G. Nichols, Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Pollock, Ashe- 
ville. 
Burton, Mr. R. L., Winston-Salem, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 
Campbell, Mr. S. W., Sr., New Orleans, La. — 

Marge and Lloyd Ducote, Etowah. 
Cole, Mr. J. Troy, Asheville — Women of Ken- 

ilworth Presbyterian Church, Miss Kather- 

ine McChesney, Joe and Dorothy Boyles, 

Charlotte. 
Coleman, Miss Annie, Asheville — Circle #9 

of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 

Malcolm F. Arthur, Mrs. R. Alexander 

White, Mrs. Eulah Taylor, Dr. & Mrs. Don 

R. Printz, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Arthur, Mrs. 

Cecil Swann, Mr. & Mrs. Julian B. Stepp, 

Mr. & Mrs. Carlton L. Parks, Mr. & Mrs. C. 

E. Gordon, Mrs. Walter M. McFall, Mr. & 

Mrs. Henry H. Harris, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 

E. C. Coleman, Weaverville. 
Cunningham, Dr. C. E., Decatur, Ga. — Dr. & 

Mrs. Charles L. Newland, Brevard. 
Davis, Mr. Clayborn, Westminster, SC — Mr. 

& Mrs. Richard W. Gardner, Hendersonville. 
DeHart, Mrs. Fred, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 

Felix Potts, Bryson City. 
Duke, Mrs. Blanche — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Hendersonville. 
Franklin, Mr. Keith, Waynesville — Miss Mary 

Gil lis, Canton. 
Freeman, Mr. John, Marshall — Mr. Allen L. 

Duckett, Asheville. 
Furness, Mr. Thomas, Canton — Miss Mary 

Gill is, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Dr. & Mrs. 

Carey Wells, Miss Elizabeth Ferguson, Mr. 

& Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mrs. Dorothy H. 

Avery, Margaret H. Long, A. C. Garden, 

Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, 

Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Gordon H. Greenwood, 

Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Walter W. 

Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. William P. Nash, Mr. 

& Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, Asheville. Mr. & 

Mrs. Sam J. Cody, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn E. 



Robinson, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Terrence Fur- 
ness, Old Fort. Mrs. Helma C. Palen, Clyde. 
Ted and Alberta Greene, Enka. 

Greene, Mrs. Annie Justice, Asheville — Mr. 
& Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Asheville. 

Griggs, Mr. Elmer N., Asheville — Mrs. Elsie 
S. Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Guthrie, Mrs. Effie — Mr. & Mrs. Gordon H. 
Greenwood, Mr. J. G. Northcott, Mr. & 
Mrs. James C. Bartholomew, Edna Hilfiker, 
Black Mountain. Grove Stone & Sand 
Branch of B. V. Hedrick Gravel & Sand 
Co., Swannanoa. 

Healion, Mr. Joseph, Phoenix, Ariz. — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. C. Oates, Dana. 

Hedges, Mrs. Harry, Amanda, O. — Mrs. J. V. 
Burgoon, Hendersonville. 

Hengl, Mr. Albert J., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
W. Gardner, Hendersonville. 

Holcombe, Mrs. H. W., Asheville — Women of 
Kenliworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Jenkins, Mrs. Helen G-, Etowah — Mrs. Ethel 
B. Kent, Mrs. Salina B. Holmes, Mr. Claude 
W. Jenkins, Wylam, Ala. Mrs. Dorothy B. 
Barton, Bess, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Wyatt, 
Montevallo, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Kent, 
Decatur, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Winston Bradberry, 
Hueytown, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Shadix, 
Orrville, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. Roy B. Allison & 
Children, Mrs. F. E. McFarland, Hender- 
sonville. 

Jones, Mrs. Etha, Fairfield, Iowa — S.S. Class 
#3 of Franklin Presbyterian Church, Frank- 
lin. 

Kuykendall, Mrs. Florence, Hendersonville — 
Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., 
Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Hendersonville. 

Larew, Mrs. J. J., Mocksville, NC — The Rev. 
& Mrs. W. C. Cooper, Montreat. 

Latt, Mr. E. F., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald Murray, Mr. Vernon Johnson, Mr. 
Leander Johnson, Elizabeth,, Skip and 
Violet Latt, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. & 
Mrs .William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Lee, Mr. Jesse, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Vernon Edney & Family, Hendersonville. 

Lester, Mrs. Helen Cole — Mr. & Mrs. Single- 
ton R. Corne, Asheville. 

Martin, Mrs. Ruby, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Roy Allison & Children, Hendersonville. 

Mashburn, Mr. J. Donald, Asheville — Mrs. Cecil 
Clayton & Daughters, Mr. & Mrs. Don H. 
Renfro, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. 
& Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. 
Eskridge, Asheville. Mrs. Arthur M. Ram- 
sey, Marshall. 

Matthews, Mr. Augustus, Jr., Big Pine Key, 
Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. F. J. Bennett, Asheville. 

McCall, Mrs. Ava, Hubert, NC — Miss Anne 
Sample, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. Mc- 
Kay, Flat Rock. The Pereira Family, Gus, 
Connie, Jessie & Jackie, Hubert, NC. 

McMahon, Mr. David, Asheville — Judge 
Charles McDarris Family, Waynesville. 

Morgan, Mr. Roger, Asheville — Young Adult 
S. S. Class of Arden Presbyterian Church, 
Arden. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 
Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mall, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Olson, Mrs. David F., Sr., Eagle River, Wise. 

— Mr. & Mrs. David F. Olson, Jr. & Children 
Asheville. 

Parker, Mrs. Georgia W., Asheville — Mary J. 
Poole, Robert W. and Susan Williams, 
Mr. & Mrs. C. Moore Lantz, Mr. & Mrs. 
Walter M. Gaston, Dr. & Mrs. G. L. Donnel- 
ly, Mrs. Irene Lowe & Family, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ray Long, Doris D. Kelly, Nellie J. Mcln- 
tire and James Family, Miss Eunice Hord, 
Mr. Bruce G. Browning, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 
Lanning, Women of Kenilworth Presbyter- 
ian Church, Asheville. Mrs. Ruth Williams 
and Sam, Weavervile. 

Perkins, Mrs. Thelma, Louisville, Ky. — Miss 
Elizabeth McManus, Asheville. 

Peterson, Mr. Carl A., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
William Bell, New Kensington, Pa. 

Poole, The Rev. Henry, Asheville — The John 
Calvin S. S. Class of West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. 

Pressley, Mr. Charles O., Waynesville — Ladies 
Bible Class of Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church, Hazelwood. 

Purdom, Mrs. Marie, Franklin — George and 
Mickey Griffin, Karje and Glynn Mays, 
Franklin. 

Ramsey, Mrs. Dora, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ed Cole, Weaverville. 

Reagan, Mrs. Grace, North Wilkesboro, NC — 
Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Worrall, Asheville. 

Reeves, Mr. Glenn, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 
Horace T. Nolen, Franklin. 

Reeves, Mrs. John, Hot Springs, NC — Miss 
Helen Miles, Montreat. 

Simpson, Mr. Thomas W., Candler — Miss 
Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Slagle, Mr. Richard H., Franklin — George M. 
and Evelyn Slagle, Franklin. Mrs. Jessie 
H. Wilkie, Skyland. 

Sowers, Mrs. Baxter, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Paul Raby, Christine H. Glenn, Shumate 
Memorial Bible Class of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. Mrs. Faye 
C. Medlin, Leicester. 

Spencer, Miss Portia, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Allen T. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. James M. 
Coleman, Mrs. S. R. Goldman, Asheville. 

StanSiel, Mary Lenoir — Marion J. Lyda, Ashe- 
ville. 

Sterling, Mr. John Timothy, Hendersonville — 
Miss Maggie Good, Hendersonville. 

Sfonecipher, Mr. Cecil F., Hendersonville — 
Singley S. S. Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Dobson, Miss 
Anne Sample, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. 
J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Dr. & 
Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Mrs. John M. 
Ross, Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Gardner, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, 
Flat Rock. 

Swann, Mr. Otis K., Asheville — Mrs. May A. 
Dunn, Asheville. 

Terrell, Mr. Robert L., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Cecil Mann, Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Hendersonville. 

Timmerman, Mrs. M. M., Laurens, SC — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Mrs. Etta T. Gra- 
ham, Hendersonville. 

Turner, Mr. Kenneth, Waynesville — Judge 
Charles McDarris Family, Waynesville. 

Varner, Mrs. Alberta J., Asheville — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Wauchope, The Rev. W. C, Concord, NC — 
Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville. 

Wilheim, Mrs. Lucie Richard — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Presbytery's Central Treasurer has re- 
ceived $108,448.57 for budgeted be- 
nevolences through July 1975. This is 
$37,384.74 less than the amount that 
should have been received in order to 
meet requirements o£ the budget to 
this point in the year. 

At the same point in 1974 receipts 
were $43,844.18 short of budget require- 
ments. 







SINCE 1910 



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1975 



September 
No. 9 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON 

ENROLLMENT INCREASES 

Montreat-Anderson College welcomed 
125 students at the 59th opening con- 
/ocation held Sunday night, August 
51st. This represented an increased en- 
ollment of approximately five per cent 
)ver the previous year. 

The keynote speaker for the event 
vas Dr. Hugh W. McClure, III, Pastor 
)f First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, 
Jouth Carolina. Dr. McClure's topic was 
'What Is A Christian?" 

The Rev. John C. Neville, Jr., a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees of the col- 
ege, brought greetings from the govern- 
ng body. 

Members of the college staff in the 
)latform party and participating in the 
invocation program were: President 
Jilas M. Vaughn, Dean John Akers, 
'rofessor Elizabeth Maxwell, and Chap- 
ain Calvin Thielman. 



KING GRADUATES ENTER 
MED SCHOOLS 

So it's still hard to get into med 
school? 

Yet King College has five students 
entering medical schools this year- — and 
five different schools at that. Three stu- 
dents are from the Class of 1975, and 
one is from the Class of 1974. The fifth 
is a member of the Class of 1976 who 
has received early admission. 

Not surprisingly, they are all honor 
students. 

Robin Rahm of Bristol, Tenn., will 
enter the Bowman Gray School of Med- 
icine at Wake Forest University. She was 
graduated summa cum laude in May 
and also received Honors in Independ- 
ent Study in biology. She^yas one of the 
1975 Student-Faculty Lecturers at King 
and was a member of King's honor so- 
ciety, Beta Tau Kappa. 

Martin Locey of Largo, Fla., will en- 
ter the College of Medicine of the Uni- 
versity of Florida. He is also a summa 
cum laude graduate, and received the 
O. L. White Scholarship for the highest 
academic rank in his class last fall. He 
was also a Student-Faculty Lecturer at 
King and was a member of Beta Tau 
Kappa. 

Theodore Richards of Morristown, 
Tenn., will be a member of the January 
class of the College of Medicine of the 
University of Tennessee at Memphis. He 
was graduated magna cum laude, with 
Honors in Independent Study in biology, 
and was also a Beta Tau Kappa mem- 
ber. 

Lowell Anthony of Cleveland, Tenn., 
will enter the School of Medicine at 
Vanderbilt University. He was a 1974 
summa cum laude graduate, and during 
the 1974-75 year participated in a Nat- 
ional Institute of Health Grant at Johns 
Hopkins University under the direction 
of the Department of Pharmacology and 
Experimental Therapeutics. 

Jeffery Dale Sargent of Richlands, 
Va., of the Class of 1976 has received 
early admission at the School of Medi- 



cine of the Medical College of Virginia. 
Last fall he received an O. L. White 
Scholarship in a four-way tie for the 
highest academic average in the rising 
junior class. He has majored in biology 
at King, received the General Physics 
Award last May, and is a member of 
Beta Tau Kappa. 

MISSIONARIES APPOINTED 

Commissioning services were held in 
Montreal at the end of the conference 
season for 13 new missionaries, nine 
missionary reappointments, a contract 
associate, two specialists in mission and 
two overseas affiliates. 

The charge to the missionaries was 
given by the moderator of the General 
Assembly, the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Edris 
of Daytona Beach. Sister Dora Owusu, 
who will become an international affili- 
ate missionary to Atlanta Presbytery 
from the Presbyterian Church of Ghana 
in January, received the new appointees 
on behalf of the overseas national 
churches. 

A special offering at the service 
raised $4,631 to help pay for "one-way 
tickets" for the new missionaries going 
to their fields of work. 

New appointments: Brazil — Harriet 
Ballard of Shelbyville, Ky., Emmit and 
Sandra Young of Atlanta; Ecuador — ■ 
James and Jane Carpenter of Richmond; 
Ghana — Wade and Verna Huie of De- 
catur, Ga.; Zaire — Jack and Polly Hen- 
ning of Sacramento, Calif., Don and 
Sandra Howie of Richmond, Jim and 
Sue Sauer of Rockingham, N.C. 

Reappointments: Brazil — J. D. and 
Ruth Revis; Korea — Rebecca Balenger, 
John and Sharon Shaw; Zaire — Donald 
and Ruby Brew, Ralph and Elsbeth 
Shannon. 

Contract associate: Lois Mackeprang, 
Korea. 

Specialists in mission: Walter and 
Nancy Kubinski, Korea. 

Overseas affiliates: Howard and Joan 
Paul, Columbia. 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery In 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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SEPTEMBER, 1975 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 

1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Presslay Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Fit. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Philip Brintnall, 
Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howavd Warren, 

16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
Sylva. 



Mollie Sue Vodak, 



VICE-MODERATOR — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 

TREASURER — Keith Haggard, 
Arden 



HISTORIAN — 
Hills. 

SECRETARY 
Westminster. 



Paula Ford, Malvern 
— Esther Evans, 
Bobby Ballard, 



REGISTRAR — 
Black Mountain. 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 

Philips, Brevard-Davidson River 

Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant Mary McGeachy, Trinity — 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



CAREER AND PERSONAL 
COUNSELING WORKSHOP 

There will be a Career and Personal 
Counseling Workshop sponsored by the 
Appalachian Counseling Center con- 
ducted in conjunction with the Asheville 
Presbytery meeting at the Waynesville 
Presbyterian Church on October 14. 
Pastors are asked to bring one or more 
persons from their churches who want to 
make a real contribution to the youth 
in the congregation. The Workshop will 
be conducted at the Waynesville Pres- 
byterian Church during the same hours 
that the Presbytery meets. This is a rare 
opportunity to see what can be done 
both on the local church level and at 
the Counseling Center to give assistance 
to the young people of the church. The 
purpose of the program at the local 
church level followed by the Center ex- 
perience is to help young people answer 
the question, "What will God have me 
do with my life?" 

Mr. John Dodson along with person- 
nel from the Center will be the Work- 
shop leaders. John is the Administrator 
of the Holston Valley Community Hos- 
pital. He is a very active elder at the 
Waverly Road Presbyterian Church in 
Kingsport and has been an outstanding 
youth leader for years. He has directed 
the Career and Personal Counseling Pro- 
gram in his church for more than twelve 
years and has helped many young peo- 
ple find a direction for their lives 
through this ministry. Two years ago he 
headed a Task Force that did a ten 
year follow-up on students who had par- 
ticipated in the Counseling Program. 
The results were so positive that he has 
doubled his efforts to get more young 
people to the Center. 

The workshop highlights will include 
a description of the Center program and 
a slide presentation, and also a review 
of program and supplementary mater- 
ials. Instruction will be given concern- 
ing methods of implementation of the 
program in the church. 



RETREAT PLANNED 
FOR MINISTERS, WIVES 

Two special retreats are being planned 
similar to those held earlier this year, 
one for ministers of the presbytery and 
the other for their wives. 

The retreat for ministers will be held 
October 27-28, and the one for wives 
will be November 11-12. Both will be 
held at In-the-Oaks at Black Mountain, 
N. C. Cost will be $17 per person which 
includes overnight lodging and four 
meals. 

Ministers who wish to make reserva- 
tions should contact the Rev. John Ne- 
ville, and minister's wives should con- 
tact Mrs. Neville. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Christian Education is really here for 
this is its month, September. With it 
comes the special offering which used to 
have some designated cause but has not 
lately. With it is Rally Day when all 
members and prospects are gathered to 
again attend Church School for the 
year. Added to the day is usually pro- 
motion as a symbol that all are moving 
up, or into new class structures for the 
year. 

Sometimes in this month are some 
new teachers, some new books and sure- 
ly a new Church School year. We have 
the hope for better attendance, for bet- 
ter teaching because of teacher training, 
better communication because of local 
teacher's meetings and better adminis- 
tration due to superintendents trainings. ( 
The event of Rally Day ties these all 
together in a program for all in the 
sanctuary on one of the Sundays best 
suited to each church's need. This adds 
to the feeling of purpose for Christian 
Education as it is stated, and the oath- 
ering lends a feeling of unity and sup- 
port for the whole which is not accom 
plished in other ways. 

Rally Day and Christian Education 
Sunday can be synonymous, but a Sun 
day to emphasize the season can be chos- 
en from late August to October. Some 
churches celebrate before the school 
year begins so August is their date. Lets 
not forget to celebrate one of the most 
important areas of our church at this 
time. An actual service is one of the 
most significant ways to do this and this 
is Rally Day's very nature. Anymore inH 
formation you want on it, will be sent 
you by request. 

Another important way to celebrate 
the Christian Education season, is in the 
already approved offering which can be 
taken each year. This year as there is 
no designated need for it from GEB, 
we are asking that it be given by the 
churches to our Presbytery Camp needs, 
which is definitely a C. E. program as 
the Camp is under the Christian Edit 
cation Committee of the Presbytery 
Turn in your offering to the Presbytery 
marked for this cause or for GEB, sc 
it will be sent where you designate. 

Support your church by attending 
and your Presbytery by giving this C. E, 
season. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



SEPTEMBER, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Two country style picnic meals in one 
day might seem to be too much, but none 
of the children are complaining. On Sun- 
day, September the 14th, our church, 
at Swannanoa had a homecoming pro- 
gram and dinner celebrating the 181st 
anniversary of its founding. We had a 
big crowd in attendance and an abun- 
dance of delicious food at the picnic din- 
ner which had to be held inside because 
of the cool windy weather. 

On the evening of that same Sunday 
our good friends from First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville came to the 
Home and brought another bountiful 
meal with them. It was surely good to 
see them and we appreciate their love 
for us which is expressed in this way 
and in many others. 
BOARD ADOPTS THANKSGIVING 
GOAL 

At its recent August meeting our 
Board of Trustees began making plans 
for the Thanksgiving Offering this fall. 
The goal adopted was the same as last 
year, $35,000. Mr. E. G. Roberts and 
the Rev. Ed Graham were appointed 
to head up a committee which will pro- 
mote the offering throughout the pres- 
bytery. 

SLIDE SHOW AVAILABLE 

We would again like to remind the 
friends of the Home of something which 
we mentioned several months ago. Miss 
Lynn Holman, a member of our staff, 
has prepared a slide show with a taped 
commentary which tells the story of the 
Presbyterian Home and its work. We 
believe the churches will find that this 
slide show makes a very interesting pro- 
gram for family suppers, women's and 
men's meetings, and meetings of other 
church organizations. Some churches 
have already made use of this. If your 
church is interested, you may call Miss 
Holman. Our number is 686-3666. 



OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 



Name 
Genny Clark 



Date Age 
12 15 



ADDRESSES NEEDED 

Our Mountain Work is sent to every 
home of the thirty-five congregations 
making up Asheville Presbytery. Pres- 
bytery's office is greatly helped when 
churches are prompt to send in revised 
membership lists together with accurate 
mailing addresses. 

If you know of someone in your con- 
gregation who is not receiving the paper, 
remind your church office to send in an 
up-dated membership list. This will aid 
the presbytery office in getting the pub- 
lication to all who should receive it, and 
it will save the expense of paying return 
postage for members who have moved 
out of the presbytery. 



BOBBY RICHARDSON TO 
SPEAK AT MENS RALLY 

Mr. Robert "Bobby'' Richardson, 
head baseball coach at the University 
of South Carolina and former star sec- 
ond baseman of the New York Yankees, 
will be the speaker at the annual Fall 
Rally of the Men of the Church of 
Asheville Presbytery. Mr. Richardson 
is in great demand as a speaker, being 
well known for his dynamic Christian 
testimony. 

The rally will be held, as usual, at 
the Presbyterian Home for Children of 
Black Mountain. The traditional menu 
of barbequed chicken will be served. 
The date of the meeting is October 16, 
and the hour will be 7 o'clock. 

The meeting will be presided over by 
Phillip Brintnall of Bryson City who was 
installed as president at the Spring Ral- 
ly. Mr. Brintnall urges every church to 
send a strong representation to the rally. 

WOC DISTRICT MEETINGS 

District Meeting dates for Women of 
the Church of Asheville Presbytery are 
as follows: 

District I - October 5 - Arden Presby- 
terian Church 

District II - Held September 7 at 
First Presbyterian Church, Swannanoa 
with 63 present 

District III - Held September 14 at the 
Franklin Presbyterian Church 

District IV - Held September 21 at 
the Mills River Presbyterian Church 

District V - September 28 at the Can- 
ton Presbyterian Church 

Each meeting was to begin at 3 
o'clock preceded by thirty minutes of 
registration. 

More detailed reports of these meet- 
ings will appear in a later issue of Our 
Mountain Work . " 

PRESBYTERY TO MEET AT 
WAYNESVILLE 

The Fall meeting of Asheville Presby- 
tery is scheduled to be held at 
First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville 
on Tuesday, October 14. In extending 
the invitation, host pastor Billy Frank 
Woods explained that the congregation 
is celebrating the hundredth anniversa- 
ry of its organization and was especial- 
ly desirous to entertain the presbytery 
as a part of the observance. 

Moderator of the presbytery at this 
meeting will be the Rev. W. Riley- 
Covin, pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church, Sylva. 

One of the key items on the docket 
of the October meeting will be consid- 
eration of proposed amendments to 
Presbytery's Manual, which, if approved, 
will bring about a significant change 
in the committee structure of the pres- 
bytery. 



YATES SUPPLIES 
BRITTAINS COVE 

For three weeks during late August 
and early September Mr. Bowling Yates 
of Marietta, Georgia supplied the Brit- 
tains Cove Presbyterian Church. During 
this period the Rev. Phillip Nicholas, 
who is the regular Stated Supply Pastor 
of the congregation, was on vacation in 
Ohio. Mr. Nicholas' former church in 
Cleveland honored their pastor emeritus 
and Mrs. Nicholas with a reception ob- 
serving the fiftieth anniversary of their 
marriage. 

Mr. Yates is a member of First Pres- 
byterian Church in Marietta where he 
is teacher of one of the adult Sunday 
School classes. He is a Candidate for 
the ministry under care of Cherokee 
Presbytery and has plans to enter Colum- 
bia Seminary next year. 



THREE PRESBYTERY 
CHURCHES SEEK PASTORS 

Three of Asheville Presbytery's con- 
gregations are seeking to call pastors. 
They are Highlands, Kenilworth and 
Riceville. 

The Highlands congregation has been 
without a pastor since June when the 
Rev. Raymond Barfield resigned to ac- 
cept the call of Eastminster Presbyterian 
Church of Marietta, Georgia. 

The Kenilworth Church of Asheville 
became technically vacant at the end 
of June with the retirement of the Rev. 
}. E. Bates who had served the church 
as pastor since 1964. The church has 
arranged through presbytery for Mr. 
Bates to continue to serve as interim 
supply until the end of the year. Its 
nominating committee hopes to have a 
recommendation to present to the con- 
gregation by that time. 

The Riceville church has been with- 
out the services of an installed pastor 
since the death of the Rev. Richard 
Curnow, Sr. in December of 1973. The 
congregation has been supplied by a 
number of pastors in the interim, the 
most recent being the Rev. W. C. Coop- 
er of Montreat. The nominating com- 
mittee of this church is working diligent- 
ly and hopes soon to have a recommen- 
dation to put before the congregation. 



CONTRIBUTIONS STILL 
LAGGING 

Receipts for budgeted benevolences 
through September 8 have amounted to 
$123,699.18. This is $42,997.49 short of 
the amount required to meet the bud- 
get for this portion of the year. 

At the same point in 1974 receipts 
totaled $125,226 but were running $52, 
352 behind budget requirements for 
that year. 



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SEPTEMBER, 1975 



memorial (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Altman, Mrs. Mary — Pleasant Grove Union 
Church Sunday School Classes, Weaver- 
ville. 

Amnions, Mrs. J. C, Seneca, S.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Brevard. 

Anderson, Mrs. Bertha — Pleasant Grove Union 
Church Sunday School Classes, Weaver- 
ville. 

Anderson, Miss Windy, Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. El- 
sie Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Ayers, Mrs. J. I., Brevard — David Clayton Poor, 
Brevard. 

Bangs, Mr. W. C, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
M. Winchester, Brevard. 

Bass, Mr. James R., Asheville — A. C. Reynolds 
Booster Club, Asheville. 

Batchelor, Mrs. Eunice N., Homestead, Fla. — 
Mrs. Mary L. Sheffield, Weaverville. 

Baughman, Mrs. Rose, Waynesville — Circle 
#1 of Waynesville Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville. 

Beadles, Mrs. Mary S., Asheville — Sue Sin- 
clair Lyday, Miss Elizabeth H. Wood, Mrs. 
Byrd H. Wood, Mrs. Mary Jane Pegram, 
Asheville. 

Bedinger, Neil A., Norfolk, Va. — Miss Martha 
Reid Bedinger, Maryville, Tenn. 

Border, Mr. Ray, Orange City, Fla. — Mr. 
Charles R. Border & Family, Hazelwood. 

Brown, Elinor — Mr. L. A. Thomas, Springfield, 
Mo. 

Brown, Mrs. Lora, Montreat — Women of Mon- 
treal Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

Burdick, Mr. Walter, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. Alec Bradfield, Mr. 
& Mrs. Erling Hagen, Hendersonville. 

Burton, Mr. Raymond L., Winston-Salem, N. C. 
— Mrs. Stanley Capps and David, Asheville. 

Butler, Mrs. Clyde, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John D. Smith, Asheville. 

Coates, Mr. John T., Saluda, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert W. Paden, Hendersonville. 

Coleman, Miss Annie, Asheville — Mrs. Allen 
Williamson, Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Johnston, Mrs. 
Catherine R. English, Mrs. R. Stanford 
Webb, Asheville. 

Cosgrove, Mr. Charles A., Allenlown, Pa. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Richard Mclntyre, Candler. 

Davis, Mr. Clayborne, Westminster, S.C. — Cir- 
cle #1 of First Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Davis, Mrs. Nettie Milton, Decatur, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert W. Paden, Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mr. Richard F., Southern Pines, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Stone, Sr., Asheville. 

Dees, Mr. Ernest S. — Mr. & Mrs. Thurman R. 
Jones, Jr., Greenville, N. C. Mrs. M. Cooper 
Dees, Pikeville, N. C. Mrs. Dixie D. Mat- 
thews, Mrs. Stanford T. Matthews, Clinton, 
N. C. Mrs. E. T. Hester, Oxford, N.C. 

Edwards, Mr. Alfred W. — Mr. & Mrs. James R. 
Davis & Family, Asheville, Miss Mary Fur- 



ness, Canton. 
Fies, Mrs. Leila, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas D. Clark, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. & 

Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 
Furness, Mr. Thomas, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. L. 

B. Holtzclaw, Mr. Harry N. Matthews, Mr. & 

Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Jack and Kathy Parse, 

Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Harrell, Mr. & 

Mrs. Lloyd Stevenson, Waynesville. Mrs. R. 

S. Dennett, Reidsville, N. C. Mrs. I. H. 

Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. 

Good, Sr., Hendersonville. Mrs. Burder 

Brown, Asheville. Mrs. Mary Pehota, Miss 

Lydia Pehota, Mayfield, Pa. 
Garrett, Mr. B. Tilman, Six Mile, S.C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. C. W. Kuykendall, Hendersonville. 
Giles, Mr. and Mrs. John — Mr. W. S. Prevost, 

Maggie, N.C. 
Grantham, Mrs. Erma, Flourtown, Pa. — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. A. Turner, Asheville. 
Grindstaff, Mr. David, Danville, O. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 
Groome, Mrs. W. J., Asheville — Mrs. Grace A. 

Stamey, Waynesville. 
Guthrie, Mrs. Effie, Black Mountain — Garline 

S. Stutts, Montreat. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Vin- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Bates, Rabun Gap, 

Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Mrs. 

Minnie Griffith, Lula M. Lindsey, Black 

Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Munyer, Boca 

Raton, Fla. Mrs. John B. Vinson, Franklin. 
Hallett, Mrs. Patsy, Anacortes, Wash. — Mrs. 

Eric R. Hall and Daughters, Candler. 
Hamrick, Mrs. — Mr. & Mrs. James E. Padgett, 

Swannanoa. 
Harris, Mr. William R., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. George Klick, Hendersonville. 
Holcombe, Mrs. Alice H., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. E. L. Curtis Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Wea- 
verville. 
Huntley, Mr. Watt, Duke University — Mr. & 

Mrs. James A. Gray, Jr., Sylva. 
Irving, Mrs. G. M., Englewood, Fla. — Mr. & 

Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Jones, Mrs. Gladys, Hendersonville — Mrs. J. 

R. Sandifer, Hendersonville. 
Jones, Mr. Talmadge L., Bryson City — The 

James A. Sutton Family, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
Josi, Mrs. Ernest, Clearwater, Fla. — Lila Ripley 

Barnwell Class of First Presbyterian Church, 

Hendersonville. 
Kirtley, Mr. Thomas M., Flat Rock — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Gene Usher, 

Hendersonville. 
Kronenfeld, Mr. Abraham, Hendersonville — Dr. 

& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Labbee, Mr. Joseph C, Lakeland, Fla. — Mr. & 

Mrs. C. O. Hice, Asheville. 
Larew, Mrs. John J., Mocksville, N.C. — Mrs. O. 

B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Latt, Mr. Emil, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. C. 

W. Kuykendall, Hendersonville. 
Lovingood, Mrs. Dorothy H., Hendersonville — 

Jeanne Franklin and Donna, Mountain 

Home. Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Oates, Dana. Mrs. 

Claude Miller, Hendersonville. 
Martin, Mrs. Ruby, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. J. 

Donald Graham, Berea, Ky. 



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McElroy, Miss Mary, Weaverville — Elizabeth 
McManus, Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Dr. & 
Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Howard and Louise 
Sams, Mr. & Mrs. Graham Price and Les- 
lie, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Doug Hickey, Mr. 
& Mrs. Carl Teague, Sunday School of First 
Presbyterian Church, Miss Josephine Os- 
borne, Mrs. Carl Sawyer, Miss Martha Lee 
Sawyer, Mrs. M. 0. Christensen, Mrs. Doc 
Roberts, Mrs. A. Cox, Mrs. Alice McDowell, 
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Cole, Circle #7 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Dixie and Oscar 
Whitson, Jessie Burgess, Mr. & Mrs. R. T. 
Reed, Mrs. W. Bernard Ferguson, Mr. & 
Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Mr. 
& Mrs. Edwin M. Gilreath, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles Loring Smith, Mrs. Ruth J. Williams 
and Sam, Women of the Church of Wea- 
verville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
James K. Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Ray and 
Vicki, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn P. Brank, Weaver- 
ville. Malcolm and Patty Blankenship, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Nelon, 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Smith, Henderson- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Allen Ingle, Sr., 
Trussville, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. H. B. Dendy, Jr., 
Hermitage, Tenn. Mrs. Holt F. Callaway, 
Mrs. L. E. McLean, Kinston, N. C. Robert, 
Nancy, Laura, Sue, Tom and Bob Dendy, 
Galax, Va. Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Rishel, Chesa- 
peake, Va. 

McFee, Mr. — Mr. & Mrs. James E. Padgett, 
Swannanoa. 

McMurray, Mr. Vernon, Hendersonville — Lydia 
and Mildred Reese, Hendersonville. 

Park, Mrs. George W., Greenwood, S.C. — The 
Gus M. Devlin Family, Asheville. 

Parker, Mrs. John D., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
W. W. Blackman, Salisbury, N. C. 

Perdue, Mrs. Carlton, Hayneville, Ala. — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. O. Hice, Asheville. 

Perry, Mr. — Mr. & Mrs. Harry W. Reeves, An- 
drews. 

Peterson, Mr. C. A., Hendersonville — Circle 
#2 of First Presbyterian Church, Hender- 
sonville. Mrs. John K. Dockman, Jarretts- 
ville, Md. 

Poole, The Rev. Henry, Asheville — Women of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Purcell, Mr. Harold, Jr., — Mrs. Mary R. White, 
Asheville. 

Reinhart, General Stanley E., Hendersonville 
— Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Kuykendall, Henderson- 
ville. 

Robertson, Mr. Randall P., Henderson, N.C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

Smith, Mr. Charles E., Waynesville — Adult 
Sunday School Class of Waynesville Presby- 
terian Church, Waynesville. 

Smith, Mrs. Frank L., Alexandria, Va. — Mrs. 
Luther A. Thomas, Asheville. 

Smith, Mr. D. R., Morristown, Tenn. — Miss 
Laura Cline, Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Asheville. 

Smith, Mrs. Glenn W., Kirkwood, Mo. — Mr. & 
Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Sowers, Mrs. Baxter, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ray Miller, Mrs. Hamp Moore, Women of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Spencer, Mrs. — Mrs. Mary Jane Pegram, Ashe- 
ville. 

Staton, Tommy, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. P. Ray and Vicki, Weaverville. The Ray- 
mond Nicholsons, Brevard. 

Stonecipher, Mr. C. F., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert W. Paden, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. 
Kuykendall, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mr. & 
Mrs. Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 

Terry, Mr. Sebron, Asheville — Mrs. C. B. Mar- 
tin, Asheville. 

Voggenthaler, Mr. Ralph F., Mocksville, N.C. — 
Dr. & Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 

Wahlenberg, Mr. W. G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph M. Nelson, Asheville. 

Ward, Mr. C. Burton, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold S!uder, Weaverville. 

Wauchope, The Rev. W. C, Concord, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Kuykendall, Mr. & Mrs. L. 
A. Gossett, Hendersonville. 

Wilson, Mrs. Fannie S. — Mr. W. S. Prevost, 
Maggie, N. C. 

Wilson, Mrs. Myrtle, Marion, Ind. — Dillingham 
Presbyterian Church, Bamardsville. 




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Vol. LXVI 



1975 



October 
No. 10 



MEETING OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA 

PRESBYTERIAN HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY 

The North Carolina Presbyterian His- 
torical Society held its fall meeting and 
tour on October 2 and 3 at Montreal 
and surrounding area. The program was 
arranged by Dr. Kenneth J. Foreman, 
Jr., Executive Director of the Historical 
Foundation. In the evening of the first 
day, Dr. B. Hoyt Evans, Executive Sec- 
retary of Asheville Presbytery addressed 
the group on the subject, "Should Pres- 
byterians Look Back?". The second day 
was devoted to a tour of churches and 
other places of interest in the area. 

The Society solicits the support of all 
who are interested in the history of 
Presbyterianism in North Carolina. Per- 
sons who wish to join may do so by 
sending a check for $4.00 ($2.00 en- 
trance fee and $2.00 annual dues) to 
North Carolina Presbyterian Historical 
Society, P. O. Box 10785, Raleigh, NC 
27605. 



PRESBYTERY APPROVES MANUAL 



Asheville Presbytery met in its fall 
session at the Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church on Tuesday, October 14. In mak- 
ing a welcoming statement the Waynes- 
ville pastor, the Rev. Billy Frank Woods, 
explained that the congregation is cele- 
brating this year the one hundredth an- 
niversary of its founding. 

One of the chief items of business was 
the consideration of a major revision 
of the presbytery's manual of operation. 
The presentation was made by the chair- 
man of Presbytery's Council, Elder W. 
M. Sessler. The most essential items of 
the new structure were given final ap- 
proval, having been considered first at 
the summer meeting of presbytery. Some 
minor amendments will have to be voted 
on again at the January meeting. 

The revised manual calls for the es- 
tablishment of four executive commit- 
tees: Church Professionals /Servants, 
Congregational Training and Resources, 
Administration and Promotion and 
New Ministries. The work of the execu- 
tive committees is to be coordinated by 
a Moderator's Committee made up of 
the executive committee chairmen and 
the presbytery moderator. The new 
structure is to become effective at the 
January meeting of presbytery. 

Missionary Received 

The Rev. Joe B. Hopper, a mission- 
ary to Korea, was received as a member 
of Asheville Presbytery from Highlands 
Presbytery. As he was welcomed into 
the presbytery Mr. Hopper explained 
that he would be spending furloughs at 
his home in Montreat and found it 
much more convenient to hold his pres- 
bytery membership in the presbytery in 
which his residence is located. 

Presbytery to Study Union Plan 

The report of the special committee 
on General Assembly referrals made its 



report through its chairman, the Rev. 
Jeff T. Kesterson. Presbytery approved 
a recommendation that 'A Plan for Un- 
ion" (the document which contains pro- 
cedures for uniting the United Presby- 
terian Church, U.S.A. and the Presby- 
terian Church, U.S.) be studied at an 
adjourned meeting of presbytery to be 
held November 18 at First Presbyterian 
Church Asheville. It was announced at 
the presbytery meeting that the Rev. J. 
Randolph Taylor, co-chairman of the 
union committee, had been secured as 
resource leader for the November meet- 
ing. It has been learned since that an- 
nouncement was made that Dr. Taylor 
will not be able to participate. Dr. Wil- 
liam B. Ward of Charlotte, also a mem- 
ber of the union committee, has agreed 
to provide leadership for the event. 

January Meeting 

Moderator for this meeting of presby- 
tery was the Rev. W. Riley Covin, pas- 
tor of First Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
Mr. Covin will complete his term with 
the preaching of the sermon at the be- 
ginning of the January meeting, which 
is to be held on Tuesday the 20th at 
Montreat-Anderson College. Named as 
moderator-in-nomination was Elder R. 
Lynn Crawley of the Westminster 
church. 

REFORMATION DAY OFFERING 

— Some 910,000 members in 4,100 
congregations in the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. are being asked to 
support the denomination's failing gen- 
eral mission budget in a special Refor- 
mation Day offering. 

The offering was authorized by the 
June meeting of the General Assembly. 
The funds will be used by the General 
Executive Board (GEB) to augment 

More on Page Three 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery In 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville. N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



OCTOBER, 1975 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 

1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 
Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Philip Brintnall, 
Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howard Warren, 
16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 



TREASURER 
Arden 

HISTORIAN — 
Hills. 

SECRETARY 
Westminster. 



— Keith Haggard, 
Paula Ford, Malvern 

— Esther Evans, 

— Bobby Ballard, 



REGISTRAR — 
Black Mountain. 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 
Philips, Brevard-Davidson River — 
Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant — Mary McGeachy, Trinity — 
Vickie George, Arden — Anne 
Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



PRESBYTERY WOMEN HOLD 
RETREAT 

Fifty-one women of Asheville Pres- 
bytery churches braved the wind and 
rain storm on Friday, October 17 to go 
to William Black Home in Montreat for 
an overnight retreat. 

The event was planned by Mrs. D. E. 
Renegar of Bryson City and by Mrs. 
Joyce McNair, president of the Women 
of the Church in Asheville Presbytery. 

The program was opened with a de- 
votional service led by Mrs. Silas Vaughn 
of Montreat. Bible study sessions were 
conducted on Friday evening and on 
Saturday morning by Mrs. George Lacy 
of Arden whose subject was "The Hap- 
piest Woman in the World." Mrs. John 
Neville of Hendersonville conducted a 
"book chat" in which she displayed and 
recommended books which are of value 
to women and in the home. Music was 
in the charge of Mrs. Larry McKay of 
Hendersonville together with her moth- 
er, Mrs. Beyer. 

The retreat seemed to be much ap- 
preciated by those who attended. It was 
concluded with lunch on Saturday. 

PRESBYTERY MEN HEAR 
BOBBY RICHARDSON 

A former star major league baseball 
player and an outstanding Christian wit- 
ness was the featured speaker at the Fall 
Rally of the Men of Asheville Presby- 
tery held at the Presbyterian Home for 
Children on Thursday evening, October 
16. 

In introducing Bobby Richardson, Dr. 
Calvin Thielman of Montreat recited 
some of the record achievements of the 
popular New York Yankee second base- 
man, but stated that he admired him 
most for his consistent Christian testi- 
mony. 

Attendance at the rally was larger 
than it has been for several years, if it 
did not in fact reach an all time high. 
No exact accounting was available at the 
time of this writing, but estimates indi- 
cated up to 250. Twenty six of the pres- 
bytery's thirty five churches were repre- 
sented. 

The meeting was presided over by Mr. 
P. E. Brintnall of Bryson City who was 
elected president of the organization at 
the April rally. 

The men enjoyed a bountiful meal of 
vegetables and barbecued chicken. The 
chicken was prepared by Elder Gus 
Kooles of the Oak Forest church. Don 
McKenzie, Superintendent of the Home 
commented, "Were it not for Gus, I 
don't know how we could put this meal 
on." 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The third aim of our Presbytery 
Christian Education Committee for the 
year is to have and encourage teachers 
meetings within each church quarterly, 
if possible, or at least on an annual bas- 
is. By request of the teachers, singly or 
in number, or by the call of the super- 
intendent, these can be held. Meeting 
in the hall, and seeing each other often 
at church, does not produce the effects 
that sitting down and planning and dis- 
cussing does. Many teachers feel like the 
one in the following poem: 

The Teacher and 

Other Teachers 

One teacher did sit inside her class each 

morning alone; 
No one else came to look inside or call 

her on the phone. 
Each Sunday found her in her spot with 

every item ready. 
She got there first with early plans to 

keep the children steady. 
She did study well the whole week 

through, 
So the pupils could grasp each lesson 

new. 
Each week happy pupils came and then 

went; 
The teacher was eager the time be well 

spent. 
Week followed upon week as she worked 

all alone. 
How were other teachers feeling, how 

was their work done? 
Were their pupils responding; was their 

curriculum right? 
Did they feel isolated, though they 

worked with all their might? 
Were they all working for the same and 

total whole? 
Or were each operating singly, and mak- 
ing his own goal? 
Never seeing her co-workers, was the 

thing to which she objected. 
Off in her own room from them, she felt 

she was all disconnected. 
The Superintendent did send out a note 

for all to gather that even, 
Each teacher came to discuss his class, 

and no one felt like leavin'. 
They all felt a common tie as all dis- 
cussed their need. 
With plans and aims, they knew their 

work would go ahead with speed. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



OCTOBER, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

The first grading period of the new 
school year is over, and we are very 
proud of the progress our children seem 
to be making. Eight of our young people 
made the A-B honor roll for this period, 
and Marc Burhmaster made the all-A 
honor roll, averaging better than 95 on 
all his subjects. 

The staff members are always inter- 
ested in the progress of the children in 
school and are making regular visits to 
the schools to check with the teachers 
regarding the work of their young peo- 
pie. 

Fall Cookout 

We are grateful to the men of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery for making the Fall 
Cookout such a success. Quite a num- 
ber of the men toured the buildings 
while they were here and were high in 
praise of what they saw. 

We were thrilled to have Bobby Rich- 
ardson as the speaker for this meeting 
and were blessed by his message. 

"Home Day" at Hendersonville 

We are looking forward to the 18th 
annual "Home Day" at First Presby- 
jterian Church, Hendersonville. This is 
the time when we all go to Henderson- 
ville to worship with the people at the 
Sunday morning service. After church, 
the members invite us into their homes 
for lunch. 

Slide-Tape Program 

Miss Lynn Holman, the housemother 
for the little girls, has put together a 
slide-tape show which describes a typical 
day in the life of the Presbyterian Home 
for Children. A number of churches 
have already seen this program and say 
that it tells our story in a most helpful 
way. Seventeen of the presbytery's 
churches have either had the program 
or have it scheduled. Others who would 
like to have it may make reservations by 
calling Miss Holman. Our number is 
(704) 686-3666. 

BENEVOLENCE PICTURE 
IMPROVES 

Although benevolence receipts at the 
end of September were running behind 
a proportionate part of the 1975 budget 
by $43,515.38, the figures are more en- 
couraging than they were at the same 
point in 1974. Receipts for bud- 
geted benevolences through September 
amounted to $143,985.62 compared to 
$142,192.20 during the same period of 
time in 1974. 

1975 receipts are $14,066.17 closer to 
budget requirements than they were 
through the first nine months of last 
year. 



WOC DISTRICT MEETING 
ATTENDANCES 

The five district meetings of Ashevile 
Presbytery have been held, and Mrs. 
Joyce McNair, president of the Women 
of the Church feels that they were well- 
planned and well-attended. 

District I met at Arden, October 5, 
1975 - Mrs. W. H. Arthur, Chairman. 
91 present. 

District II met at Swannanoa, Sept. 
7 - Mrs. J. Russel Woods, Chairman. 63 
present. 

District III met at Franklin. Mrs. D. 
E. Renegar, Chairman. 58 present. 

District IV met at Mills River. Miss 
Rosalie Hassel, Chairman. 45 present. 

District V met at Canton. Mrs. Lacy 
Thornburg, Chairman. 40 present. 



NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


Name 


Date Age 


Rachel Spillars 


19 9 


Ronnie Spillars 


19 9 


Keith Thomas 


19 19 


Jodie Owen 


22 15 


Karen Buckner 


24 12 


Melanie Hyatt 


30 20 



LEADERS CHOSEN FOR 
EVANGELISM, MONTREAT 

— A staff associate for evangelism and 
a director of the denomination's con- 
ference center in North Carolina were 
named recently by the General Execu- 
tive Board of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S. 

The Rev. Robert T. Henderson, pas- 
tor of Canal Street Presbyterian Church 
in New Orleans, was called to a four- 
year term as staff associate for evange- 
lism in the Division of National Mis- 
sion. 

The new executive director for the 
Mountain Retreat Association in Mon- 
treat, N. C, is the Rev. Monroe M. Ash- 
ley, promotion director for Kanuga 
Conference Center, an Episcopal facility 
in Hendersonville, N. C. His term also 
is for four years. 

Both men will assume their responsi- 
bilities Oct. 16. Henderson will be based 
in Atlanta, and Ashley in Montreat. 

The board voted to fund the costs 
of the office of evangelism for 1975-76 
from a special denomination-wide offer- 
ing to be taken on Reformation Dav, 
Oct. 26. 

Ashley, 39, has held the Kanuga post 
since 1974. 

Mrs. Ashley is the former Roberta 
Harris. They attend Hendersonville's 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, where she 
is music director. They have three 
children. 



YOUNG PEOPLE PLAN 
"FALL FANTASTIC" 

Presbytery's Senior High Youth Coun- 
cil announces plans for its fall event 
which this year is being called the "Fall 
Fantastic". It is to be a one day rally on 
Saturday, November 15, and will be held 
at the presbytery's Little Pisgah Camp. 
The "Fantastic" will begin at 9:30 A.M. 
and will conclude at 8:00 P.M. 

Young People of Senior High age from 
all the churches are urged to attend. 
Each participant is asked to bring his 
own lunch, but supper will be served. 
Total cost per person will be $1.25. 
(One reason for having this kind of 
event is that some churches have ques- 
tioned the cost of the overnight rallies.) 

The program for the "Fantastic" will 
feature church competition, atheletic 
events, and inspirational components. 

The Council will be sending informa- 
tion and publicity to the churches. 

REFORMATION From Page One 

1975-76 programs and staff salaries that 
have been cut back because of a budget 
crunch. 

A big hunk of the offering will go 
toward funding a fulltime office of 
evangelism. 

It also will be used for restoring part 
of the 5 per cent salary cuts for overseas 
missionaries and Atlanta-based GEB 
staff. 

Other causes benefiting from the offer- 
ing include the "Protestant Hour" and 
other audio-visual productions, lay lead- 
ership scholarships and training events. 

The Rev. Paul M. Edris of Daytona 
Beach, moderator of the PCUS General 
Assembly, has called on Presbyterians 
to "reaffirm symbolically and materially 
our oneness in Christ and the essential 
connectialism of our Presbyterian sys- 
tem of courts" by giving to the special 
non-budgeted offering. 

Congregations are expected to take the 
offering on or about Oct. 26, Reforma- 
tion Sunday. 

Memorials From Page Four 

Taylor, Mr. Thomas David, Leicester — Mr. & 

Mrs. Raymond A. Taylor, Leicester. 
Warlick, Mr. Lawrence David, Lincolnton, NC 

— Mr. & Mrs. George W. Caisse, Henderson- 
ville. 

Wauchope, The Rev. W. C, Concord, NC — 
Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

Westall, Miss Mary, Asheville — Miss Eliza- 
beth Shepard, Swannanoa. 

Wix, Mr. Fred M., Asheville— Mrs. H. A. Reis- 
ter, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. M. H. Joiner, 
Candler. 

Wood, Mrs. M. C, Montreat — Mrs. Garlene 
Stutts, Women of Montreat Presbyterian 
Church, Montreat. Miss Elizabeth H. Wood, 
Mrs. Byrd H. Wood, Asheville. 



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BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Alexander, Mr. Fred, Statesville, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. David B. Denning, Asheville. 

Allison, Mr. J. B., Richmond, Va. — Mrs. Rush 
G. Allison, Brevard. 

Altman, Mr. Edgar, Aynor, SC — Mr. & Mrs. L. 
A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Ballard, Mrs. Elva, Asheville — Circle #5 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Barton, Mrs. Margaret Leonard, Lexington, NC 
— The Loyd B. Leonard Family, Asheville. 

Bennett, Mr. Edgar, Knoxville, Tenn. — Miss 
Elizabeth Shepard, Swannanoa. 

Buhrmaster, Mrs. Barbara H., Waynesville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Sharpe, Clyde. R.N.'s 
of Western North Carolina Hospital, Black 
Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Judson V. Hankins, 
Mr. & Mrs. O. T. Hankins, Mr. & Mrs. G. H. 
Williford, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Henry, Knoxville, 
Tenn. Mrs. Walter Massey, Hazelwood. N. C. 
State Nurses Association of District 26, 
Nursing Personnel of Haywood County Hos- 
pital, Waynesville. Mr. C. V. Hamlett, Can- 
ton. 

Burdick, Mr. Walter, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Loren Brown, Circle #2 of First Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. George E. 
Lewis, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock. 

Burgin, Mrs. W. T., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. E. 
R. Gibbs, Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Patterson, 
Dr. & Mrs. William A. Mynatt, Mr. & Mrs. 
W. S. Harrison, Jr., Jean B. Farnam, The 
Ku'pples Klub of Asheville First Church, 
Asheville. Mrs. Charles S. Harrell, Arden. 
Mr. Robert L. Oates, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. 
R. E. Townsend, Greensboro, NC. Mrs. H. 
W. Cunliffe & Family, Skyland. Mr. & Mrs. 
Clifford E. Dillingham, Swannanoa. 

Cocke, Mrs. Phillip, Sr., Asheville — Mrs. El- 
sie S. Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Frank Dosier, Asheville. 

Coleman, Miss Annie, Asheville — Mrs. William 
F. Lewis, Asheville. 

Connor, Mr. Curtis, Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Cosgrove, Mr. Charles A., Allentown, Pa. — 
3M Sunday School Class of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Cowan, Mr. J. Gerald, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas S. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Martin 
Wadewitz, Asheville. 

Cox, Mrs. Lillie Mae, Mars Hill— Mrs. Elsie S. 
Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Edwards, Mrs. Essie, Mars Hill — Miss Laura 
Cline, Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Asheville. 

Fies, Mrs. E. E., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Fraizer, Mr. Bill, Winston-Salem, NC — Mary 
McCoy Hodges, Asheville. 



Fyock, Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. — Mrs. Helen I. 

Alexander, Mr. Gus Kooles, Asheville. 
Garris, Mrs. Beulah, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. John H. Lyday, Hendersonville. 

Gilbert, Mr. W. L. Ill, Hendersonville NC— Mrs. 
McAvoy Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Al- 
len, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Mrs. W. E. Norteman, 
Dr. & Mrs. Corbin 0. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. L. 
H. Parmele, Hendersonville. 

Goodrich, Mrs. Edith, Asheville — Edna V. 
Ward, Minna Hegeman, Mr. & Mrs. Harold 
F. Burrage, Dr. & Mrs. Harold Crutcher, 
Mrs. Kenneth Roth, Asheville. Alena U. 
North, Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Melvin M. Locke, 
Menomonee Falls, Wise. Mrs. Horace Pettit, 
Rockland, Me. Anna Maria Burgess, Mr. 
Herbert Ray Burgess, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis J. Pierce, Norwell, Mass. 

Goodrich, Mrs. Frances, Asheville — Circle 
#8 of First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Grantham, Mrs. Irma, Flourtown, Pa. — Wo- 
man's Club of Asheville, Asheville. 

Groome, Mrs. W. J., Asheville — Circle #8 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Grosse, Mrs. Emilie, Jersey City, N. J. — Mar- 
garet Gash, Mary A. Johnson, Ada H. Alli- 
son, Mrs. Tina Hedrick Ray, Pisgah Forest. 
Mr. & Mrs. Perry Allison, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
M. Smart, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eberle, Mrs. 
Rebecca S. Kolman, Mr. & Mrs. Grady 
Brittain, Brevard. 

Guthrie, Mrs. Effie, Black Mountain — Black 
Mountain Sixth Grade Teachers, Black 
Mountain. 

Hedrick, Mrs. Lorena Harmon, Pisgah Forest 
— Mrs. Virginia W. Pittillo, Mr. & Mrs. Grady 
Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Atkinson, Miss 
Annie May Patton, Jennie Laurens, Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Mrs. Georgiana K. 
Rose, Balsam Camp 116 of Woodmen of 
the World, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eberle, Mr. & 
Mrs. Alfred Galloway, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
M. Smart, Mr. Edward B. Ahrens, Dr. & 
Mrs. C. L. Newland, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Ay- 
cock, Miss Anne Benson Priest, Ida P. 
Abercrombie, Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Gash, 
Mr. & Mrs. Perry Allison, Circle #6 of 
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. James Hawkins, Bre- 
vard. Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Moore, Mr. & 
Mrs. D. H. Orr, Mr. & Mrs. Ned M. Barnett 
and Angela, Adult Sunday School Class 
No. 4 of Turkey Creek Baptist Church, 
Margaret M. Gash, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. 
Pearl L. Brittain, Hendersonville. Dr. Roy 
S. Harman, Petersburg, W. Va. 

Hensley, Mrs. Dorothy, Asheville — Mrs. Gro- 
ver C. Brown, Asheville. 

Jager, Mr. John, Capac, Mich. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

James, Mrs. Ethel, Westerville, O — Mrs. Flor- 
ence H. Burgoon, Hendersonville. 

Jarrett, Mrs. Annie, Barnardsville — Mr. & Mrs. 
N. N. Jarrett, Greensboro, NC. 

Jeffers, Mrs. John C, Hendersonville — Mr. 
Kenneth G. Cooley, Mr. & Mrs. George W. 



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Caisse, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Mrs. Grady, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 
H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

Killian, Dr. Frank, Franklin — Mrs. J. A. Riddle, 
Franklin. 

Knapp, Mr. J. R., Des Moines, IA — Mr. Clifford 
C. Clifton, Hendersonville. 

Kirtley, Mr. Tom, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Circle #9 of First Presby- 
terian Church, Hendersonville. 

Lampley, Mr. J. H., Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. L. A. 
Blair, Mrs. Raymond English, Henderson- 
ville. 

Latt, Mr. Emil, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. L. 
A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Lindley, Mrs. Arthur, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur M. Smart, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, 
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eberle, Brevard. 

MacDonald, Mr. Ronald G., Hendersonville — 
Mrs. McAvoy Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
A. Allen, Hendersonville. Mr. Jack Alex- 
ander, Brevard. 

Martin, Mr. Ben H., Hayesville — Mr. Harry N. 
Matthews, Canton. 

Martin, Dr. Richard Byers, Brevard — Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Mr. & Mrs. Peter 
Eberle, Brevard. 

McElroy, Miss Mary, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Brandon K. Glasgow, Weaverville. Mrs. B. 
H. Evans, Asheville. 

McMurray, Mr. Vernon — Mrs. Raymond Eng- 
lish, Circle #9 of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Michener, Mr. Joseph R., Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Miller, Mr. Boyce K., Asheville — Mrs. Elsie S. 
Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. Mrs. 
Lois M. Hall, Candler. 

Miller, Mr. William, Hendersonvi'le — Mrs. Ray- 
mond English, Hendersonville. 

Morgan, The Rev. F. W., Sr., Marshall, NC— 
Mrs. Grover C. Brown, Asheville. 

Nash, Mr. W. Edward, Asheville — Mrs. Elsie 
S. Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Nichols, Mr. Davis M., Spruce Pine — Mr. & 
Mrs. Moultrie Smyth, Flat Rock. 

Owen, Mr. Ralph W., Brevard — Mrs. Jeanne 
Franklin and Donna, Mountain Home. 

Parker, Mrs. John, Asheville — Woman's Club 
of Asheville, Asheville. 

Pipes, Mrs. Ella, Clyde — Miss Mary Gillis, 
Canton. 

Pollock, Mrs. Mary Bauman — Mr. & Mrs. H. 
E. Pollock, Asheville. 

Pugh, Mrs. Charles, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Edwin H. Brichford, Hendersonville. 

Roberts, Mr. Tolley Jack, Asheville — Gene- 
vieve, Zula and Willie McCormac, Asheville. 

Ronquillo, Capt. and Mrs. Louis — Norma Ron- 
quillo, New Orleans, La. 

Ruff, Mr. Roy, Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. Bill 
Hampton, Mr. James W. Bell, Mr. & Mrs. 
V. M. Rhea, Hazelwood. The Staff of Moun- 
tain Projects, Inc., 11-7 Shift at Haywood 
County Hospital, Waynesville. 

Rhyne, Mrs. Annie, Charlotte, NC — Mrs. Ray- 
mond English, Hendersonville. 

Sait, Mrs. Naomi W. — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. 
Merritt, Naples, NC. 

Sartor, Mrs. James, Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. R. E. 
McClure, Asheville. 

SschSer, Robbie, West Palm Beach, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Asheville. 

Silvers, Mrs. Sudie, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold Sluder, Weaverville. 

Simpson, Mrs. Ellye H., Clearwater, Fla. — 
Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, Asheville. 

Skidmore, Mr. James H., Sr., Albemarle, NC 
— Mrs. Garlene Stutts, Montreat. 

Skyles, Mrs. Nell Eva, Springfield, Mo. — L. A. 
Thomas, Springfield, Mo. 

Slone, M. V., Hindman, Ky. — Mrs. Viola W. 
Gray, Hayesville. 

Sorrels, Mr. Clyde L., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. George S. 
Simpson, Asheville. 

Taylor, Mr. Larry, Hendersonville — Circle #9 
of First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville. 

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Vol. LXVI 



1975 



November 
No. 11 



HOME BOARD ADOPTS $35,000 

GOAL FOR THANKSGIVING 

OFFERING 

The Board of Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Home for Children has adopted 
,a goal of $35,000 for the 1975 Thanks- 
giving Offering. Each congregation in 
;the presbytery is asked to receive an of- 
fering during the Thanksgiving season. 
Envelopes have already been sent to the 
Ichurches and special contact persons in 
each congregation have been provided 
iwith essential information concerning 
the needs and financial status of the 
Home. 

Some questions have recently been 
raised regarding the nature of the 
Thanksgiving Offering which deserve 
attention. Some people have apparently 
had the idea that this offering is totally 
over and above" the amount specified 
in Presbytery's budget while others 
claim that it is totally "equalized". 
Neither of these understandings is cor- 

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Presenting The Staff Of The Presbyterian Home 



In other years the articles and news 
items in Our Mountain Work have fea- 
tured the children and activities and 
physical improvements at the Presbyter- 
ian Home. It is fitting that the empha- 
sis should be on the children. The 
Home's influence in the lives of the 
children is determined in large part by 
the people who serve on the staff. 

As people who are interested in the 
Home visit the campus they meet the 
staff members and come to recognize 
them. This kind of introduction, as val- 
uable as it is, does not always provide 
information about the character, train- 



in 1960 and, except for a period of ex- 
tended illness in recent years, has been 
there ever since. She is a native of 
Asheville and served as lunch room 
manager in one of the county schools 
for eight and a half years before taking 
up duties as dietician at the Home. 
She had also been in charge of the kit- 
chen at the 4-H camp near Waynesville. 
A number of things are pleasing to 
Mrs. Nesbitt, one of them being the 
outstanding rating (98%) which her 
kitchen received in a very recent inspec- 
tion by the Health Department. She is 
also pleased when the big girls, with 



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ing and experience of these people 
which uniquely qualify them for the 
work they are doing. This year we are 
seeking to provide a brief sketch about 
each full time staff member that will bet- 
ter indicate to the supporters of the 
Home how fortunate we are to have 
them molding the lives of our young 
people. 

Two general comments may be made 
about all the people who have leader- 
ship responsibilities at the Home. They 
are all committed Christians. This is a 
prime requirement for being called to 
the work. The other quality shared by 
all is that they are dedicated to work- 
ing with young people. Conversation 
with each individual makes this kind 
of dedication abundantly clear. 

Nourishing Bodies and Minds 



whom she works in the kitchen, learn 
the skills which she teaches them in food 
preparation and kitchen management. 
With Mrs. Nesbitt, her job is not just a 
matter of putting edible food on the 
tables, but of careful management, of 
useful teaching, and of making meals a 
true delight. 

Cultivating Flowers and Children 

An observant visitor to the Home will 
notice a profusion of flowers at almost 
every season. These are largely a re- 
sult of the interest and work of Mrs. 
Georgia Haynes. Like Mrs. Nesbitt, Mrs. 
Haynes is a native of Asheville and Bun- 
combe County. She was employed as a 
dormitory mother at Dell School in 
Asheville before coming to the Home in 
1964 as housemother for the older boys. 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery In 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Ashevllle, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Ashevllle, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



NOVEMBER, 1975 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 

1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Philip Brintnall, 
Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howard Warren, 
16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 



TREASURER 
Arden 



Keith Haggard, 



HISTORIAN — Paula Ford, Malvern 
Hills. 



SECRETARY — 
Westminster. 

REGISTRAR — 
Black Mountain. 



Esther Evans, 
Bobby Ballard, 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 

Philips, Brevard-Davidson River 

Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver — Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant — ■ Mary McGeachy, Trinity 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



EICHELBERGER HEADS 
PASTORAL COUNSELORS 

At its annual regional meeting held 
at Kanuga Conference Center in Hen- 
dersonville, N.C. on Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 
the Southeast Region of the American 
Association of Pastoral Counselors 
elected The Rev. Hugh Eichelberger 
Regional Chairperson for 1976. The 
Southeastern Region includes North 
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, 
Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mis- 
sissippi. A.A.P.C. is an organization of 
professional pastoral counselors, most 
of whom work in hospitals, mental 
health clinics and counseling centers. 
Rev. Eichelberger is the pastor of 
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in 
Asheville, N.C. 

GRACE COVENANT YOUTH 
RECEIVES HONOR 

Jim Cheek, a member of Grace Cove- 
nant Church, has been chosen as one of 
two young people from the entire de- 
nomination who will deliver the medi- 
cal mission plane to Zaire, Africa during 
the Christmas holidays. 

The plane was purchased during the 
year as a special project of Presbyterian 
young people. 

Jim is to be congratulated on this 
very significant honor. 

THANKSGIVING from Page One 

rect. The Thanksgiving Offering is and 
has been a part of the money approved 
in Presbytery's budget for the operation 
of the Home. In that sense it would ap- 
pear that the Thanksgiving money is 
"equalized" but there is another sense 
in which it is not. 

Perhaps an illustration using ac- 
tual figures will make it clearer. The a- 
mount approved for the Home in the 
1975 Spending Budget of Asheville 
Presbytery is $52,600. Three kinds of 
contributions will ordinarily be applied 
toward that figure: (1) gifts from the 
churches designated especially for the 
Home, (2) money received in the 
Thanksgiving Offering, and (3) a per 
centage of the undesignated benevolence 
receipts. All of items 1 and 2 are given 
to the Home. Usually the total from 
these two sources does not equal the 
Home's presbytery budget figure ($52,- 
600 in 1975) in which case, a portion of 
the undesignated benevolences will be 
applied. If the presbytery reaches its 
budget goal, enough money will be 
added to bring the total to 100% or 
$52,600. If the designated gifts should 
amount to $25,000 and the Thanksgiv- 
ing Offering should amount to $35,000, 
then the Home would receive all 
$60,000. With this fact in view, it is not 
proper to say that all contributions to 
the Home are "equalized". 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The program of Christian Education 
in the Presbytery is glowing and growing 
due to the monetary assistance of the 
churches. In asking for the Rally Day 
offering this year for the Presbytery 
Camp and the deficit that it faced, a 
sum of $950.00 was given in September 
or near that period as churches revived 
an already approved offering. The 
Christian Education budget that was 
turned toward the summer camp pro- 
gram and its unusual need, again could 
be stretched over the total other pro- 
grams of Presbytery, due to the fine giv- 
ing of the Presbytery churches. 

Our General Executive Board has at 
times designated special places for this 
sum, but it had not this year. In years 
past, it has assisted in valuable Assem- 
bly-wide developments for special areas 
or for helps to us all, such as money 
toward development of new materials 
for Church School study, or Sunday 
School supplies for new churches for a 
quarter. This year any money from the 
offering designated to the GEB, went to 
them. 

We plan to continue this offering year 
by year for the fine help it gives to Pres- 
bytery or GEB needs. We plan to have 
Rally Day programs in as many church- 
es as would like to revive this event, and 
we plan to encourage our emphasis of 
the Christian Education season near the 
September period to help us all think of 
the importance of this phase of our 
Christian life. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



BENEVOLENCE GOAL IN SIGHT 

Receipts for budgeted benevolences 
in October amounted to $24,493.95 
which brings the total for the first ten 
months of 1975 to $168,479.57. This is 
$8,179.65 more than was received in the j 
first ten months of 1974. 

The 1975 budget for the presbytery is 
$250,000 which 'means that $81,520.43 
must be received in November and De- 
cember if the budget is to be met. At the 
same point last year receipts were 
$106,067.08 short of the budget. Novem- 
ber-December receipts in 1974 totaled 
$94,808.76. 



November, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



HOME STAFF horn Page One 

In addition to working with the big 
boys, who incidentally have learned a 
i great deal about growing flowers, Mrs. 
j Haynes has served as relief matron and 
j as dietician during part of the time 
! when Mrs. Nesbitt was away from the 
i kitchen due to illness. 

Mrs. Haynes impresses visitors im- 
mediately with her cheerfulness and 
friendliness. She maintains a continu- 
ing interest in her "big boys" even after 
they have left the Home and gone out 
to make their way. 




Little Boys and Dried Apple Dolls 

The housemother for the little boys 
at the Presbyterian Home is Mrs. Mar- 
garet Hensley who discovered in 1972 
that she enjoyed children too much to 
retire. Prior to coming to the Home 
Mrs. Hensley had highly qualifying ex- 
perience at two other similar institu- 
tions. She was housemother at Harris 
Cottage and in charge of the Kindergar- 
ten at Grandfather Home in Banner 
Elk, N. C. While at Banner Elk Mrs. 
Hensley took in-training courses under 
the guidance of Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas 
of UNC, Chapel Hill. She also worked 



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as housemother at the famous Cross- 
nore School where she worked with re- 
tarded children under the direction of 
a psychology professor from Appala- 
chian State University in Boone. 

Mrs. Hensley is a native of Burns- 
ville, N. C. One of her interesting hob- 
bies is the making of old fashioned dolls. 
These dolls bear an uncanny resem- 
blance to withered mountain women. 
This effect is achieved by making their 
faces of dried apples. 

Social Work with a New Dimension 

Miss Lynn Holman came to the Home 
in 1973 to be the housemother for the 



little girls. Her previous employment 
was as a welfare worker in Fort Wayne, 
Indiana. Miss Holman, a native of 
Newark, Ohio, is a graduate of Fort 
Wayne Bible College and earned a 
Masters Degree in social work at St. 
Francis College in Fort Wayne. In her 
new job at the Home she has been able 
in a practical way to combine her Bible 
knowledge and her professional train- 
ing in giving balanced direction to the 
little girls. 

Miss Holman has a number of hob- 
bies and avocations. She does free lance 
writing for religious publications, she 
teaches one of the adult classes at the 
Swannanoa Presbyterian Church, she is 
the photographer who put together the 
slide show that so many of the churches 
have enjoyed, and she is a very happy 
fan of the Cincinnati Reds baseball 
team. 

Missionary, Teacher, Mother 

The housemother for the older girls 
is one who has firsthand experience be- 
ing a mother, having five children of 
her own, the eldest being the Rev. Sandy 




Curnow of the Malvern Hills church. 
Mrs. Katherine Curnow came to the 
Home in 1974 shortly after the death of 
her husband who was pastor of the Rice- 
ville church. Mrs. Curnow is a native 
of Sherman, Texas and was the daughter 
of missionary parents. Her early years 
were spent in Japan. She is a graduate 
of Flora Macdonald College, has a M.A. 
from Duke University and did one year 
of study at Biblical Seminary in New 
York where she met her future husband, 
the Rev. R. A. Curnow, Sr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Curnow served churches 
in New York, North Carolina, Louis- 
iana, and Mississippi before coming to 
Asheville in 1971. Of Mrs. Curnow's 
other four children two are teachers, one 
is a missionary in Australia, and one is 
a horticulturist. 

One of Our Own 

The newest member of the Home staff 
has a longer connection with the Home 
than any of the others. He is Mr. Jim- 
my Bell who entered the home as a lit- 
tle boy in 1954. It is believed that Jim- 
my is the first person to serve on the 
staff who grew up in the Home. He is 
now the houseparent for the older boys 
and serves as assistant to Mr. McKen- 
zie, the superintendent. 



Mr. Bell graduated from Owen High 
School in 1965 and attended Montreat- 
Anderson College for a short time. From 
Montreat he went into military service 
in the Army for a period of three years. 
After the Army, he attended and grad- 
uated from Lees-McRae College and in 
the spring of 1975 received his degree 
from Appalachian State University with 
a major in recreation and special educa- 
tion. Already he is making a valuable 
contribution to the life of the Home. 




"Paw" 

Almost everybody who has been in 
Asheville Presbytery for any length of 
time knows Donald C. McKenzie, the 
Superintendent of the Presbyterian 
Home. The children at the Home know 
him in a special way, as "Paw". That 
there is deep meaning in this term of 
endearment is evidenced by the fact that 
he is called on to "give the bride away" 
when the girls leave the Home and are 
married, that he is often "best man" 
when the boys are married, and that the 
children of those who have grown up 
in the Home call him "grandpa". 




Don McKenzie is a native of Monroe, 
N. C, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 
during World War II, and then took his 
college education at Western Carolina 
University where he was a varsity athe- 
lete. After finishing his work at "West- 
ern", where he later earned an M.A., 
McKenzie began a career as teacher, 
coach, and principal in the Buncombe 
County Schools. In 1958 the Board of 
Trustees at the Home called him to be- 
come Superintendent. Since then he has 
been an Elder at Black Mountain, Mod- 
erator of Asheville Presbytery, member 
of various committees, superintendent 
of the Sunday School at the Swannanoa 
church, and a Trustee of Montreat-An- 
derson College. Mr. McKenzie is active 
in community affairs, being coach of 
numerous winning atheletic teams and 
a member of the Local Advisory Coun- 
cil at Owen High School. During the 
past year he received the Man-of-the- 
Year Award from the Sertoma Club. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



NOVEMBER, 1975 



^mortal (gifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Ard, Mrs. P. J., Asheville — Margaret L. Arthur, 
Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Hulme, Helen Sawyer Bible 
Class of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas G. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. F. J. Ben- 
nett, Mrs. Ruth H. Goodson, Mrs. Frank J. 
Lhota, The Kenilworth Book Club, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Foster & Family, Canton. 
Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Wright, Morganton, NC. 

Baird, Edith, Mokena, III. — Mr. & Mrs. L A. 
Gossett, Hendersonville. 

Bangs, William C, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. John 
W. Eastes, Brevard. 

Baughcome, Mr. Stewart Roger, Greer, SC — 
Mrs. May A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Bender, Mr. David Stetson, Gerton, NC — Mr. 
& Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Helen Sawyer 
Bible Class of Kenilworth Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. F. J. 
Bennett, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Stone, Mr. 
Edward G. Roberts, Asheville. Clifford C. 
Clifton, Dr. & Mrs. Charles V. Covell, Hen- 
dersonville. Mrs. Mary B. Nesbitt, Black 
Mountain. 

Bradley, Mr. David G., Weaverville — Mr. & 
Mrs. D. Michael Ward & Family, Weaverville. 

Burdick, Mr. Walter, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Alan F. Read, Hendersonville. 

Burgin, Mrs. William T., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
George H. Law, Washington, III. Mr. & Mrs. 
Gustav Laub, Southbury, Conn. 

Cocke, Mrs. Philip, Sr., Asheville — Mrs. W. 
M. Corkill, Asheville. 

Coleman, Miss Annie, Asheville — Mrs. W. M. 
Corkill, Ashevile. 

Cowan, Mr. J. G., Asheville — Mrs. Nan Killian, 
Asheville. 

Cullingford, Mrs. Annie, Charlotte, NC — Mr. 
& Mrs. Joseph J. Stone, Asheville. 

Dendy, Mr. Joel, Rome, Ga. — Business Office 
Staff of Presbyterian Journal, Weaverville. 
Mrs. Grover C. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. M. Gra- 
ham Price and Leslie, The Ansel Smith 
Family, Asheville. 

Fies, Mrs. Leila, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. W. Kuykendall, Hendersonville. 

Fluharty, Mrs. W. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
George G. Hill, Asheville. 

Foster, Mr. Earnest B., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack Alexander, Mrs. Beth Mitchell, Circle 
#1 of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian 
Church, Brevard. Hazel and Harvey Roberts, 
Cedar Mountain. 

Foster, Mrs. Wiley, Roanoke, Va. — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. W. Foster & Family, Canton. 

Gilbert, Mr. W. L. Ill, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Larry Burgin, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Paul E. 



Hill, Flat Rock. Mrs. Eileen R. Hawkins, Gas- 
tonia, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. 
Kuykendall, Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, 
Dr. & Mrs. Donald T. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. 
James E. Yuill, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Quinn, Hen- 
dersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Clayton O'Neil, 
Mountain Home. Dr. & Mrs. John S. Rodda, 
Andrews. 

Good, Mr. Joseph M., Jr., Lenoir, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Goodrich, Mrs. Edith, Asheville — Mrs. Charles 
M. Britt, Asheville. 

Hall, Miss Ola, Waynesville — Lucy T. West, 
Canton. 

Harvey, Mrs. H. M., Radford, Va. — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. D. Mitchell, Asheville. 

Herbert, Mr. Joseph] Loren, Reston, Va. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Erling M. Hagen, Hendersonville. 

Hoyer, Mr. Robert, Hendersonville — Mrs. C. 
Raymond Smith, Mrs. Joe F. Maloney, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Holt, Mrs. Ira, Montreat — Women of Montreat 
Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

Hutchison, Mr. Berver W., Candler — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. Ned Morris, Asheville. Mrs. Cecil 
Plott, Mrs. Maggie Crisp, Bryson City. 

Jackson, Mrs. S. H., Hendersonville — Lila 
Ripley Barnwell Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Kuykendall, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Johnson, Mrs. George L., Montreat — Women 
of Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

Kilpatrick, Mr. Kyle, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 

Kirtley, Mr. Thomas M., Flat Rock — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Lampley, Mr. James H., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Latt, Mr. E. F., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

MacDonald, Mr. Ronald G., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Oates, Dana. Mrs. Ralph 
S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Kuyken- 
dall, Mrs. J. F. Agnew, Hendersonville. Olin 
Corporation — Fine Paper & Film Group, 
Pisgah Forest. 

Miller, Mrs. Herbert P., Sr., Fletcher — Miss 
Laura Cllne, Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Asheville. 

Moore, Mrs. Frank G., Charlotte — Mr. & Mrs. 
Edwin M. Gilreath, Weaverville. 

Pace, Mrs. Joe, Athens, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. M. 
R. Whisenhunt, Waynesville. 

Pinkerton, Mr. John, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gerald G. Hill, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. James 
E. Neal, Clemson, S.C. 

Pipes, Mrs. Ella, Clyde — Mr. & Mrs. John C. 
Parse, Canton. 

Poehlein, Mr. Charles J. S., Asheville — Miss 
Laura Cline, Mrs. Elsie Cline, Asheville. 

Pressley, Mr. Charles O., Waynesville — Circle 
#1 of Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, 
Hazelwood. 

Pugh, Mrs. Charles, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur B. Sechrist, Hendersonville. 

Reeves, Mrs. T. B., Greenville, SC — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. C. Oates, Dana. Mrs. Cecil Stone- 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died_ 



at 



place (pott office) 



Send acknowledgement to. 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address . 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



cipher, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. 
Kuykendall, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Williams, Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flana- 
gan, Miss Anne Sample, Mrs. Walter Pike, 
Isabelle R. Keith, Hendersonville. 

Ruff, Mr. Robert H., Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. 
James M. Davis, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Lawson 
Summerrow, Miss Edna Summerrow, Mr. & 
Mrs. Johnny A. Shelby, Mrs. E. L. Dudley, 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Craddock, Mr. & Mrs. 
Colon O. Trest, Circle #1 of Hazelwood 
Presbyterian Church, Hazelwood. Miss Mar- 
gie Ann Reeves, Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Whisen- 
hunt, Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Summerrow and 
Judy, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stanley Rathbone, 
Mr. & Mrs. G. Frank Scates, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph S. Kuykendall, Hillry and Mary Sue 
Balentine, Waynesville. Mrs. Lura Scott, Mr. 
& Mrs. Jim Chambers, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. 
James Hensley, Seneca, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. 
James V. Pressley, Fletcher. Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles R. Jervis, Asheville. 

Shepherd, Andrea Nicole, Hendersonville — 
Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Henderson- 
ville. 

Silvers, Sudia Honeycutt, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. R. L. Curtis, Weaver- 
ville. 

Simpson, Mr. Ralph, Black Mountain — Miss 
Mary Hooker, Black Mountain. 

Smith, Mr. Charles, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bill Winchester, Waynesville. 

Smith, Mrs. Flora E., Waynesville — Mrs. Velma 
Ruff, Hazelwood. 

Smith, Miss Margaret E., Asheville — Women 
of Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

Sorrells, Mr. Clyde, Asheville — Mrs. L. M. 
West, Canton. 

Springfield, Mr. Carl K., Sayre, Okla. — Minna 
E. Hegeman, Asheville. 

Stanley, Mrs. John W., Waynesville — Ida 
Jean Brown, Waynesville. 

Stephens, Mr. James L., Pacolet, S.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Gossett, Hendersonville. 

Stonecipher, Mr. C. F., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Todd, Mr. R. E., Oxford, Miss. — Mr. & Mrs. 
William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Todd, Mrs. R. E., Oxford, Miss. — Mr. & Mrs. 
William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Vavruska, Mr. John, Oak Lawn, III. — Mrs. 
Rose Bedgood, Largo, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. S. J. 
Vavruska, Hazelwood. 



DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 

Name Date Agt 

Kathy Howard 17 15 

Kenneth Allen 18 20 

Bobby Ferguson 26 20 

Jay Robinson 27 16 



SOLOMON ANNOUNCES 
SPEAKERS 

The Rev. C. W. Solomon who is vice 
president and program chairman for the 
informal organization of Presbyterian 
(both UPCUSA and PCUS) ministers 
and wives which meets monthly in Ashe- 
ville has requested that we announce 
speakers for the December and January 
meetings. 

Speaker at the December meeting will 
be Dr. Jesse P. Chapman, Jr. a promi- 
nent Asheville physician. The January 
speaker will be Dr. John G. Stevens of 
the Chemistry Department at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina in Asheville. 

Meetings are held at 12:30 on the 
second Tuesday of each month at the 
Hallmark Cafeteria on Tunnel Road in 
Asheville. 




SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

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PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL © PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



December, 1975 

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the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
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The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

(Promoted In Or Supported By 
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< Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Ofiice of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

40 Church Street Asheville, N. C. 28801 

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Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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Vol. LXVI 



1975 



December 

No. 12 



JOY G4FT AIDS 351 

Since it is true that the Presbyterian 
Church provides a retirement annuity 
for its ministers and lay employees, it 
is sometimes asked, "Why do we need 
the Joy Gift?" 

The answer to that question is that 
for various good reasons some of the 
people who have been under the annui- 
ty program are forced to retire on in- 
comes that are inadequate. The Joy 
Gift is used to supplement these inade- 
quate incomes for 68 ministers, 249 
widows, and 34 lay employees bringing 
them up to what is judged to be at least 
a minimal level. 

The churches of Asheville Presbytery 
have been traditionally generous in con- 
tributions to the Toy Gift. The total 
frequently exceeds $10,000. It is hoped 
that 1975 will be no exception. 



GEB REDUCES PERSONNEL 



Faced with a projected income insuf- 
ficient to finance its 1976 programs at 
the current level, the General Executive 
Board of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S. ordered personnel reductions at 
home and overseas during its three-day 
meeting that ended Nov. 23. 

After seven hours of reviewing budget 
alternatives, the board voted to reduce 
its overseas missionary force by 15 from 
earlier projections for 1976 and gave no- 
tice of termination to six domestic staff 
professionals. 

The board voted earlier to scale down 
the number of missionaries from 397 at 
the beginning of the year to 355 at the 
end of 1975. 

The 115th General Assembly, meet- 
ing last June in Charlotte, budgeted for 
an overseas missionary force at 325 by 
the end of 1976. GEB's latest action re- 
duces that number to 310. 

The domestic professional staff total 
at the beginning of the year was 72, and 
will be 61 with the latest reductions. 

Most of the overseas reductions will be 
achieved through the normal process of 
attrition. 

The six domestic staffers' termination 
date is March 31. However, provision 
was made for the continuance of salary 
through June 30 "in case of need." 

With the latest reductions, the board 
is still allocating about two-thirds of its 
anticipated income to overseas mis- 
sionary program, personnel and support. 

After the board adjourned, the Rev. 
Dr. G. Thompson Brown, staff director 
of the Division of International Mission, 
noted that $4,519,826 of the board's 
$7,053,500 spending budget will go for 
overseas mission support. 

He pointed out that spiraling infla- 
tion overseas, as well as at home, was a 
large factor in the cutback. 

"While 10 years ago it cost less to ade- 
quately support a missionary family 
anywhere overseas than in the United 
States, today the costs of maintaining a 
missionary overseas is 5 per cent to 60 
per cent more than equivalent costs in 



the USA." 

He also observed that "inflation in a 
depressed economy has led U.S. churches 
to spend more of their funds for work at 
the local level and thus a small percent- 
age goes to benevolent causes at the na- 
tional level." 

The board built its 1976 budget on a 
projected income of $7,425,000. How- 
ever, the General Assembly in June di- 
rected that 5 per cent be allocated to 
meet any contingency that may result 
from a shortfall in receipts or an unan- 
ticipated increase in expenses — leaving a 
net spending budget of $7,053,500. 

Also acting on Assembly instructions, 
the board moved toward setting up a re- 
serve equivalent to the board's annual 
salary costs. It established a reserve of 
$1.4 million, equivalent to 90 days' sal- 
ary costs, with $610,000 coming from 
overseas land sales and the balance from 
the general fund and other sources. 

The Executive Committee's original 
recommendation called for 13 domestic 
staff reductions, including the vacating 
of seven regional communication execu- 
tive positions by next September. 

However, an amendment from the 
Rev. Dr. John B. Evans, GEB's general 
staff director, authorized funding the 
positions for the entire year, drawing 
on salary reserves to pay for the com- 
municators' expenses from October 
through December 1976. 

The action assures that the General 
Assembly will decide the future of the 
communication system when it meets 
next June. 

PRESBYTERY MEETS TWICE 

Since the regular Fall meeting of 
Asheville Presbytery on October 14, two 
additional meetings have been held. 

Presbytery met in adjourned session 
on November 18 at the First Presbyter- 
ian Church of Asheville to engage in a 
concentrated study of the current draft 



More on Page Three 




THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



DECEMBER, 197; 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 



Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Philip Brintnall, 
Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. . 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. Howard Warren, 

16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR 
Kenilworth. 

TREASURER 
Arden 

HISTORIAN — 
Hills. 

SECRETARY 
Westminster. 



Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Robin Evans, 

— Keith Haggard, 
Paula Ford, Malvern 

— Esther Evans, 

— Bobby Ballard, 



REGISTRAR — 
Black Mountain. 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 

Philips, Brevard-Davidson River 

Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant Mary McGeachy, Trinity — 

Vickie George, Arden — Anne 
Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



KENILWORTH AND RICEVILLE 
CALL PASTORS 

Two of Asheville Presbytery's con- 
gregations expect to have new pastors 
by the first of 1976 or soon thereafter. 

The Riceville church has been with- 
out the services of a regularly installed 
pastor since the death of the Rev. Rich- 
ard A. Curnow in December of 1973 has 
called the Rev. J. Lawrence Ayers of 
the Huntsville United Presbyterian 
Church of Huntsville, Ohio. Mr. Ayers 
expects to assume his duties at Riceville 
around the first of February. 

The new Kenilworth pastor will be no 
stranger to Asheville Presbytery. He is 
the Rev. Leroy V. Secrest of Long 
Beach, Mississippi. Mr. Secrest was for- 
merly associate pastor at First Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville and was for a 
number of years very active in the life 
and work of the presbytery. The Secrests 
hope to move back to Asheville early in 
1976. 

FALL FANTASTIC FROZEN 

A sharp dip in the temperature forced 
the cancellation of the Senior High "Fall 
Fantastic." Little Pisgah Camp was to 
have been the scene. Competition and 
fun were planned. After a vigorous effort 
in person to person publicity, it was 
hard to call it off. 

There was a positive outcome, how- 
ever. The Senior High Council became a 
team. The council is an outstanding 
group of self starters. Each individual is 
very capable. As they prepared for the 
fall event they began to pull together. 

Now they are looking forward to the 
Spring Rally. They have reserved Windy 
Gap for April 23-25. The Rev. Paul 
Ransford will be the featured speaker. 
Paul is the pastor of the Covenant Pres- 
byterian Church in Decatur, Alabama. 
Mark your calendar now! Let's make 
April 23-25 a weekend to remember. 

by Sandy Curnow 

SYLVA PASTOR CALLED 
TO ALABAMA 

The Rev. W. Riley Covin who lias 
been pastor of the Sylva Presbyterian 
Church since April 1967 has been called 
to the Grand Bay Church of Mobile 
Presbytery in Alabama. Mr. Covin has 
indicated his intention to accept the call 
and to assume his new duties in Jan- 
uary. 

Mr. Covin is one of the veteran min- 
isters in Asheville Presbytery in point of 
service having maintained continuous 
membership in the presbytery since his 
ordination on August 9, 1959. 

Prior to the Sylva pastorate, Mr. Covin 
was pastor of the Bethel church in Hay- 
wood County. He resigned the Bethel 
pastorate in 1965 to engage in a pro- 
gram of graduate study toward a Th.M. 
degree at Union Theological Seminary 
in New York. 

At present Mr. Covin is Moderator of 
Asheville Presbytery. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Audio-visual filmstrip previews are 
in order now for you to have in your 
church. These previews would be show- 
ing the types of filmstrips, and a few 
records or cassettes which are housed in 
your Resource Centers over the Presby- 
tery. There is the newest mission film- 
strip, "The Sound of Many Waters," 
which is presently in Andrews with Rev. 
Mr. Wayne Davis. The filmstrip, "Keys," 
will help us with witness; the hunger 
problem is explored in "What's Nice? 
Rice!" for children, and "Crusade 
Against Hunger" for people who are 
youth or adults. In a Bible unit on Paul 
or Christ, any age would profit from 
"Life of Paul" and "Life of Christ" for 
Sunday School, Men of the Church or 
evening fellowships. 

"The Church Through the Centuries" 
and "Legacy of Calvin" are both well 
known strips on church history. "Love 
and the Facts of Life" is a series of film- 
strips on sex which is very well done and 
is from the famous author, Evelyn Millis 
Duvall, who has a book of the same title. 
There are these and many more in the 
Resource Centers. All of the above topics 
are from the Bryson City Center. The 
West Asheville Center wiil have these 
and others for you to use. Any of these 
Resource Centers are glad for you to use 
their filmstrips. Brevard and Swan- 
nanoa will be two mini-centers. 

Think toward a time or occasion when 
you would like to have a preview of the 
filmstrips in the Resource Centers. This 
preview could be for a Family Night 
Program for the whole church, for 
Women of the Church leaders, or 
Church School teachers. Contact your 
Presbytery DCE at the above address. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



i,501.25 NEEDED 

If Asheville Presbytery is to meet its 
1975 budget, $46,501.25 in budgeted 
benevolences must be received by Jan- 
uary 6, 1976, the day on which the books 
will be closed for 1975. 

For the month ending December 5 the 
central treasurer received contributions 
from the churches in the amount of 
S35.019.18 to be applied toward the 
benevolence budget. Receipts for the 
first eleven months of 1975 are 
.$15,260.15 in excess of January-Novem- 
ber receipts for 197 1. 



DECEMBER, 1975 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

.... 
The administration, staff and children 

of the Presbyterian Home want to take 

this opportunity to express their grati- 
i tude for the wonderful way the churches 
j of the Presbytery and our many other 

friends are responding to the Thanks- 
l giving Offering. The report is not yet 
< complete, but early indications are that 

the response is exceptionally good. If 
j contributions continue to come in at the 

same level that we are experiencing to 
I this point, we are cautiously hopeful of 
| reaching our goal of $35,000. 

Vacation in Homes 

We are grateful to families in the area 
for taking our children into their homes 
during the long Christmas holiday. It is 
an experience which is very important 
to many of our children and to which 
they look forward from year to year. 

600 Pounds of Sweetness 

For a number of years the Hazelwood 
Presbyterian Church has made a habit 
of doing thoughtful things for us. This 
year is no different. At a time when 
the cost of food continues to soar they 
have brought us 600 pounds of sugar. 
They have also brought their choir to 
the Home to give us a most enjoyable 
musical program. We are grateful to 
them for their friendship and helpful- 
ness. 

Our Slide Program 

Earlier in the year we mentioned that 
Miss Holman of our staff had prepared 
a slide-tape program on the life and 
work of the Home and that she was 
available to give this program at various 
kinds of church meetings. The response 
has been most heartening. She has had 
a number of invitations to give the pro- 
gram all over the presbytery. We are 
very encouraged and grateful for the ex- 
pressions of appreciation that she has 
received and for evidences of increased 
interest in the Home. 

The program is still available. Ar- 
rangements may be made by contacting 
Miss Lynn Holman. Our address is: The 
Presbyterian Home for Children, Black 
Mountain, N. C. 28711. The telephone 
number is (704) 686-3666. 



JANUARY BIRTHDAYS 

Name Date Age 

Angela Jaynes 16 14 



MINISTERS AND WIVES 
LUNCHEON 

Every second Tuesday of the month 
at 12:30 p.m. at the Hallmark Cafeteria 
at the Tunnel Road Shopping Center in 
Asheville, a luncheon for the ministers 
and their wives, or any wives of min- 
isters, is held. Any person in the Pres- 
bytery who comes under this designa- 
tion is welcome and may just come 
without reservation. Each pays for his 
own lunch as he or she goes down the 
line and then proceeds into the en- 
closed room to the right. 

There is a short but interesting pro- 
gram at the end of the meal but there 
is time for fellowshiping amidst it all. 
The chief purpose of the organization is 
for fellowship and a time of becoming 
acquainted for the Presbyterian min- 
isters and their spouses of the area. 
More information can be obtained by 
writing Rev. Mr. Bill Martin, First 
Presbyterian Church, PO Box 216, 
Swannanoa, N. C. 28778. He will also 
send notices of the meeting to vou with 
a charge of $3.00 per couple, or $1.50 for 
a ministers' widow, or single individual. 

PRESBYTERY from Page One 

of the plan which proposes to reunite 
the United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 
and the Presbyterian Church, U.S. 

More than forty elders and ministers 
were in attendance for the six hour ses- 
sion. Organization of the meeting was 
under the guidance of a special com- 
mittee chaired by the Rev. Jefferson 
Kesterson. 

Special guest leader for the study was 
the Rev. William B. Ward of Charlotte, 
N. C. who is a member of the General 
Assembly's Joint Committee on Union. 
Dr. Ward summarized the committee's 
history and work and then reviewed the 
prominent features and provisions of 
the "Plan" in its current form. 

Following Dr. Ward's presentation, 
the presbytery was divided into small 
groups to study the various divisions of 
the plan and to produce comments and 
suggestions. Before adjournment, each 
group reported its findings. Mr. Kes- 
terson explained that a summary of the 
findings will be submitted to the Union 
Committee for its guidance. 

Dr. Ward spoke his appreciation for 
the work of the presbytery in making so 
detailed a response to his committee's 
request. 

Nicholas and Secrest Received 

Presbytery met again in a called ses- 
sion on December 2 to examine and re- 
ceive ministers into the membership of 
the presbytery. This meeting was also 
held in the chapel of Asheville's First 
Presbyterian Church. 

The Rev. Philip Nicholas, a retired 
pastor and a member of Holston Presby- 
tery of the United Presbyterian Church, 
was received. Mr. Nicholas, together 
with his wife, lives at Weaverville. For 
the past several years he has been serving 



KESTERSON ACCEPTS 
CHARLOTTE CALL 

The Rev. Jefferson T. Kesterson who 
has been pastor of the West Asheville 
church since 1966 has indicated his ac- 
ceptance of the call of the Thomasboro 
Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N. C. 

Mr. Kesterson has been actively in- 
volved in the work of Asheville Presby- 
tery and of the greater Asheville com- 
munity. He has served as chairman of a 
number of presbytery's committees, and 
is presently chairman of the Committee 
to Study Constitutional Matters. He is 
also chairman of the Nominating 
Committee of the Synod of North Car- 
olina. 

The Kestersons expect to move to 
Charlotte near the middle of January. 

as stated supply pastor of the Brittains 
Cove Church. 

Also received at the same meeting was 
the Rev. Leroy Secrest. Mr. Secrest was a 
member of South Mississippi Presby- 
tery and was pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church at Long Beach, Mississippi. 
Presbytery appointed a commission to 
install him as pastor of the Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church of Asheville on 
January 11, 1976. 

Presbytery heard the request of the 
West Asheville Church and of the Rev. 
Jeff T. Kesterson that the pastoral re- 
lationship between them be dissolved in 
order that Mr. Kesterson may accept the 
call of the Thomasboro Church of Char- 
lotte. The request was granted following 
expressions of appreciation of Mr. Kes- 
terson's work in the church and in the 
presbytery. 

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

Date of Filing: October 1, 1975 
Title of Publication: Our Mountain Work 
Frequency of issues: Monthly 

Location of known office of publication: Weaverville, 
Buncombe County, North Carolina. 

Location of the headquarters or general business of- 
fices of the publishers: 40 Church Street, Asheville, 
North Carolina. 

Names and addresses of publisher, editor, and man- 
aging editor: Publisher: Asheville Presbytery, 40 
Church Street, Asheville, North Carolina. Editor: B. 
Hoyt Evans, 40 Church Street, Asheville. N. C Man- 
aging Editor: H. B. Dendy, P. 0. Box 575. Weaverville, 
N. C 

Owner: Asheville Presbytery, a non-profit religious 
organization, known bondholders, mortgages, and other 
security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more 
of total amount of bonds, mortgages, and other se- 
curity holders owning or holding 1 percent or more 
of total amounts of bonds, mortgages or other secur- 
ities, none. 

Total No. copies printed (net press run), average 4,000. 
last issue 4.000. Paid circulation: 1) sales through 
dealers and carriers, street vendors and counter sales, 
none. 2) Mail subscriptions average 3,716. Free distribu- 
tion by mail, carrier or other means: 1) Samples, com- 
plimentary and other free copies average 90. Total 
average distribution 3,806. I certify that the state- 
ments made above by me are correct and complete. 

— B. Hoyt Evans, Editor 

MEMORIALS from Page Four 

Williamson, Mr. Romie, Fayetteville, NC — Ruby 
D. Daniel, Waynesville. 

Wilson, Mr. Woodward, Asheville — Mrs. D. M. 
Kill ian, Asheville. 

Wilson, Mrs. Myrtle— Mr. & Mrs. Morgan J. 
Ashworth, Asheville. 

Wooten, Mrs. Jennie, Asheville — Women of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Zageir, Mr. Coleman, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bill Prevost, Sr., Hazelwood. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



DECEMBER, 1975 



ifemartal (gifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Ard, Mrs. P. J., Asheville — Women of Kenil- 

worth Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. W. 

C. Wester, Sue S. Lyday, Mr. E. S. Koon, 

Asheville. 

Austell, Mrs. Charles, Shelby, NC— Mr. & Mrs. 

Spurgeon Carpenter, Brevard. 
Bangs, Mr. William, Brevard — Mrs. Grace J. 

Munro, Brevard. 
Bender, Mr. David, Gerton — Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Mrs. S. W. 
Huddleston, Mrs. R. E. Stang, Choir of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Trefois, Mrs. H. N. 
Clark, Hendersonville. Upper Hickory Nut 
Gorge Community Center, Marion C. Sin- 
clair, Gerton. Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. G. 
Meech, Columbia, SC. Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
Major, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. William O. 
Fraser, Lake Lure. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 
McKenzie, Board of Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Home for Children, Black Mountain. 
Mrs. A. P. Spicer, Perryton, Tex. Mrs. Rose 
W. Kinzer, Canyon, Texas. Val and Paul 
Rasmussen, Danny and Bob Arndt, Pat and 
Ed Work, Linda and John Eppich, Mabelle 
and Don Chalfant, Ann and Sandy Thomas, 
Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Bennett, Mrs. Donald, Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. John I. Bush, Mr. & Mrs. John E. Ruf- 
ty, Mr. & Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles G. Todd, Mr. & Mrs. B. B. Swanson, 
Hendersonville. 

Blaylock, Mr. George, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

Boernsen, Mr. Carl, St. Petersburg, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Peter Eberle, Brevard. 

Breese, Mr. Chesier, Miami, Fla. — Circie # 3 
of Franklin Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

Bryan, The Rev. Stedman Black, Fayettevile, 
NC— Mr. & Mrs. K. D. Hewson, Mr. & Mrs. 
C. W. McFarland, Larned, Kan. Mr. & Mrs. 
Marion McDonald, Topeka, Kan. 

Burrell, Mr. Glen, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville. Brevard. 

Byers, Dr. Richard, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

Capps, Mr. Stanley P., Asheville (Christmas 
Memorial) — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville. 

Chambers, Mr. Lush, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

Cochran, Mr. John B., Americus, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John Dosier, Women of Grace Cove- 
nant Church Circle #5, Asheville. 

Culberson, Mr. B. A,, Asheville — Mrs. Elsie S. 
Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Cunningham, Beverly Dacus — Evelyn and Ver- 
non McHan, Bryson City. 

Dendy, Mr. Joel E., Rome, Ga. — Dr. & Mrs. H. 
B. Dendy, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Bobby 



Curtis, Jessie Burgess, Ladies Bible Class 
of First Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Black 
Mountain. Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Asheville. 
Duff, Mr. James W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry F. Williams, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, 
Miss Anne Sample, Mrs. J. Cade Hays, Hen- 
dersonville. Mrs. Alexina W. Talmadge 
Asheville. Mrs. William M. Shepherd, Flat 
Rock. 

Eble, Mrs. Frances, Hendersonville— Miss 

Christine H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 
Emory, Mrs. Annie T., Gastonia, NC— Women 

of West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 
Farlinger, Mrs. Alexander B., Asheville 

(Thanksgiving Memorial)— Mr. & Mrs. Paul 

R. Ford, Paula and Donn, Asheville. 
Ferguson, Mrs. Nep Sue Penland, Waynesville 

— The Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, 

Hazelwood. 

Fitzgerald, Mr. J. C, Asheville— Alice H. Burr, 
Asheville. 

Foster, Mr. E. B., Brevard— Mrs. Ida P. Aber- 
crombie, Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Miller, Bre- 
vard. Lillian M. Griffin, Montreal, Canada. 

Fowler, Mr. Otho, Morganton, NC— Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Brevard. 

Frazier, Mr. Ralph L., Winston-Salem— Dr. & 
Mrs. Albert Berry, Asheville. 

Fullbiight, Mrs. Bobbie, Clyde — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

Garren, Mrs. Fulton, Asheville — Women of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Gilbert, Mr. William L., Ill, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Paden, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne 
Merrill, Hendersonville. 

Gougler, Mrs. Ruth, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
John M. Williams, Miss Christine H. Mac- 
Martin, Hendersonville. 

Greene, Mr. William T., Tryon, NC — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Pisgah Chapter 198 OES, 
Brevard. 

Grcsse, Mrs. Emilie, Jersey City, N.J.— Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Hall, Ola, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Roy Dietz, 
Canton. 

Hampton, Mrs. Margaret, Brevard — Mrs. Grace 
J. Munro, Brevard. 

Harned, Mrs. Dora Weaver, Johnson City, 
Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Hart, Mr. Lawrence, Enka — Mr. Howard A. 
Warren, Asheville. 

Hartley, Miss Beverly, Asheville — Price-Ray 
Constructors, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price, 
Asheville. 

Hedrick, Mrs. Lorena Harmon, Pisgah Forest — 
Mr. & Mrs. Duncan C. Hunter, Mrs. Grace 
Munro, Brevard. 

Hubbard, Isabel, Reidsville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. C. 

A. Worrall and Children, Asheville. 
Jackson, Mrs. D. D., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 

Duncan C. Hunter, Brevard. 
Jackson, Mrs. S. M., Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 

H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
Jewett, Mrs. Bessie, Marblehead, Mass. — Mr. 



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above) 



& Mrs. Charles F. Erlandsen, Henderson- 
ville. 
Laughter, Mrs. Arie, Hendersonville — Emma 

and Frank Beddingfield, Hendersonville 
MacDonald, Mr. Ronald G., Hendersonville— 
Mrs. Craig Baker, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. 
Brittain, Hendersonville. 
Metzger, Mitzi Elizabeth, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Sue S. Lyday, Ashe- 
ville. 
Moore, Mrs. Marley, Hendersonville — Mr & 

Mrs. H. F. Williams, Hendersonville. 
Naff, Miss Gina, Wilmington, Del. — Mrs. Albert 

E. Norville, Brevard. 
Nichols, Mrs. John, Bryson City — Mrs. John 
Ashe, Greensboro, NC. Evelyn and Vernon 
McHan, Bryson City. 
North, Mr. William H., Asheville— Circle #1 
of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 
Poteat, Mr. Charles L., Marion, NC — Mrs. Elsie 
S. Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Mr. & Mrs Ger- 
ald G. Hill, Asheville. 
Purnell, Lynne Susan— Mrs. E. J. Cottrell, 

Hendersonville. 
Father of Mrs. Richard Reed— Literature De- 
partment of UNC-A, Asheville. 
Reeves, Mrs. Julia, Greenville, SC — Circle #7 
of First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Thomas 
N. Renshaw, Hendersonville. 
Rhinehart, Mr. James C, Candler — Mr. 

Howard A. Warren, Asheville. 
Rimmer, Mr. R. B., Hurdle Mills, NC— Paula 

Camenzind, Greensboro, NC. 
Rowe, Dr. Dana A., Limerick, Me. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Charles F. Erlandsen, Hendersonville. 
Rymer, Mr. Alvin, Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Da- 
vid C. Ward, Weaverville. 
Seay, Mr. Ira A., Spartanburg, SC — Mrs. Elsie 

S. Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 
Shepherd, Andrea Nicole, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville. 
Smithson, Mr. N. D., Jr., Asheville— (Christmas 
Memorial) Mrs. May A. Dunn, Mrs. Sara S. 
Capps, Asheville. 
Smithson, Mrs. Sara, Asheville — (Christmas 
Memorial) Mrs. May A. Dunn, Mrs. Sara S. 
Capps, Asheville. 
Sneed, Mr. Ed, Black Mountain— Lakey Gap 

Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 
Soule, Mrs. M. J., St. Petersburg, Fla. — The 
James A. Sutton Family, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
Spicer, Mr. John W., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas S. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Pol- 
lock, Asheville. 
Stamey, Mr. T. J., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Roy Dietz, Canton. 
Stapleton, Mr. G. D., Whitesburg, Tenn. — 
Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 
Stripling, Mrs. Muriel, Metter, Ga. — Mrs. Elsie 

S. Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 
Tate, Mr. and Mrs. J. E., Canton — Miss Betty 

Lou Tate, Canton. 
Thomas, Mrs. Esther, Asheville — Miss Laura 

Cline, Asheville. 
Todd, Mr. and Mrs. R. E., Oxford, Miss. — Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Primary Depart- 
ment of First Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
dersonville. 
Toms, Mr. Fred, Asheville — Mr. Vernon John- 
son, Mr. Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Tweed, Mr. Carroll, Marshall — Mrs. Grover C. 

Brown, Asheville. 
Whittle, Mr. A. Heath, Davidson, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. Duncan C. Hunter, Brevard. 
Williamson, Mr. Paul R., Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 
James Mason, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Williamson, 
Mr. C. Bryant McClure, Mr. & Mrs. Boyd 
Bates, Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Wallace, Mr. & 
Mrs. Llovd Stamey, Mrs. E. S. Sapp, Mrs. 
Clara Williamson, Miss Lila Williamson, Mr. 
& Mrs. Alexander Key, Mr. & Mrs. Zan 
Key, Mr. & Mrs. William B. Holden, Mrs. 
Carolyn P. Green, Mr. & Mrs. Bob G. Mc- 
Clure, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Pitts, Franklin. Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles C. Vinson, Rabun Gap, Ga. 
Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Johnson, Mrs. Pansy 
Sachse, Mrs. Grady Cabe, Otto. Mr. & Mrs. 
George W. McClure, Atlanta, Ga. 

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CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL © PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

Presbytery Receives Ayers, Williams 



January, 1976 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
at the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
age paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

40 Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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Vol. LXVII 



1976 



January 
No. 1 



GIFTS TOP 1975 BUDGET 

Improved remittances for budgeted 
benevolences which began in September 
continued through December with the 
result that presbytery exceeded its 1975 
spending budget by $14,495.53. The ap- 
proved budget was $250,000 and total 
budgeted contributions amounted to 
$264,495.53. The total constituted an in- 
crease of $9,387 over budgeted contri- 
butions in 1974. 

Distribution to the various church 
courts is as follows: General Assemblv 
$50,427.53; Synod of North Carolina 
$47,274.77 (this includes an allocation 
for King College which in the 1976 bud- 
get will become a presbytery item) ; 
Asheville Presbytery $166,793.23. 

In addition to the budgeted contri- 
butions, the following non-budgeted 
gifts were received: General Assemblv 
$37,909.64; Synod $1,800.60; Presbytery 
U38.00. 

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Asheville Presbytery, meeting in Gai- 
ther Chapel at Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege on Tuesday, January 20, received 
two ministers as new members. 

The Rev. J. Lawrence Ayers of Hunts- 
ville, Ohio was received from Miami 
Presbytery of the United Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. A. He has been called to 
be pastor of the Riceville church, and 
presbytery made arrangements for his 
installation on Sunday evening, Febru- 
ary 8. 

The other new presbytery member al- 
so came from the United Presbyterian 
Church. He is Dr. Arthur F. Williams, 
a member of Holston Presbytery, who 
until his retirement in June of 1975 
served as pastor of the Marshall United 
Presbyterian Church. Dr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liams make their home near Weaverville 
and have been very active in the informal 
organization for Presbyterian ministers 
and wives in the Asheville area which 
meets monthly. 

Elder R. Lynn Crawley of the West- 
minster church was elected moderator 
to succeed the Rev. W. Riley Covin who 
has recently moved from the Sylva 
church to be pastor of the Presbyterian 
church at Grand Bay, Alabama. Mr. 
Covin had appointed Elder Jackson 
Dunn of the Sylva church to deliver the 
sermon at the beginning of the presby- 
tery meeting. 

Two college presidents spoke to the 
presbytery, reporting on the progress of 
their institutions. Dr. Alfred Canon of 
Queens College in Charlotte spoke be- 
fore lunch. During the afternoon session 
Dr. Silas Vaughn reported for Montreat- 
Anderson College. Presbytery voted to 
approve Montreat-Anderson Recogni- 
tion Day to be held in the churches of 
the presbytery on or near April 25. The 
work of the college is to be presented at 
that time and offerings are to be re- 
ceived. Dr. Vaughn explained that the 
college is very near to being out of debt 
and that May 31 is the target date for 
becoming debt-free. 



Elder P. K. Ferree presented the report 
of Presbytery's Council which had as its 
chief item a proposed spending budget 
for 1976. Presbytery approved the coun- 
cil's recommendation, a budget of $266,- 
200. Of this amount $48,000 is marked 
for the work of General Assembly, $30,- 
000 for the Synod of North Carolina, 
and $188,200 for the causes of Asheville 
Presbytery. The 1975 budget totaled 
$250,000. 

One of the main agenda items of Jan- 
uary presbytery meetings is election of 
commissioners and delegates to the Gen- 
eral Assembly. The following were elec- 
ted: Minister commissioners - Daniel E. 
Carlton and James H. Skelton. Their al- 
ternates are Stanley L. Bennett and Wil- 
liam R. Anderson. Elder commissioners - 
Roy Allison of Etowah and Harry 
(Tip) Sawyer of Riceville. Their alter- 
nates are Al Bloezer of Cullowhee and 
Kurt Muerdter of Mills River. Woman 
Delegate is Mrs. Archie McNair of West- 
minster and her alternate is Mrs. Cor- 
bett Alexander of Swannanoa. Youth 
Delegate is Melanie Hyatt of Swanna- 
noa and King College and her alternate 
is Kent Patton of Black Mountain. Eth- 
nic Minority Delegate is Dr. Frell Owl 
of Bryson City and Cherokee. 

Presbytery gave its approval to seven 
proposed amendments to the Book of 
Church Order and officially adopted a 
revised manual of operation which has 
been in the process of development for 
about eighteen months. 

Mrs. Archie L. McNair, President of 
the Women of the Church of Asheville 
Presbytery, presented the annual report 
of that organization. 

A report on Presbytery's Bi-Centennial 
Observance to be held on Sunday after- 
noon, July 4, 1976 was presented by the 
chairman of the special committee, the 
Rev. Donald Munson. Mr. Munson re- 
quested those who might know of some 
potentially conflicting event to report 
such to him. 






THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



JANUARY, 1976 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 



Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT Philip Brintnall, 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howard Warren, 
16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 



TREASURER 
Arden 



Keith Haggard, 



HISTORIAN — Paula Ford, Malvern 
Hills. 



SECRETARY 
Westminster. 



— Esther Evans, 



REGISTRAR — Bobby Ballard, 
Black Mountain. 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 
Philips, Brevard-Davidson River —— 
Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant Mary McGeachy, Trinity 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
Richard A. Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



RENEGAR IS ELECTED 
STATED CLERK 

The Rev. D. E. Renegar, pastor of the 
Bryson City Presbyterian Church, was 
elected to a three year term as Stated 
Clerk of Asheville Presbytery. This ac- 
tion came about as a part of the reor- 
ganization of presbytery as provided in 
the manual revision which was ap- 
proved at the January meeting held re- 
cently at Montreat. 

Under the old manual, as it was re- 
vised in January 1966, the offices of 
Stated Clerk and Executive Secretary 
were held by the same person. 

Mr. Renegar is considered to be highly 
qualified for his new post having prev- 
iously served as stated clerk of Holston 
Presbytery and as permanent clerk of 
the Synod of Appalachia. 

Mr. Renegar's mailing address is P. O. 
Box 549, Bryson City, N. C. 28713. His 
office telephone number is 488-2480. 

The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans will continue 
to serve as Executive Secretary and Cen- 
tral Treasurer with office at 40 Church 
Street, Asheville, N. C. 



PRESBYTERY SETS WITNESS 

SEASON GOAL 

A goal of thirty thousand dollars has 
been established by Presbytery at its 
winter meeting in Montreat for the 
Witness Season. In the same action, 
each local congregation was urged to 
establish a goal for itself, and to com- 
plete the necessary fund raising on or 
before March 14, 1976. A special com- 
mittee has been appointed to aid local 
congregations in establishing and achiev- 
ing goals - such aid might take the 
form of helping to arrange missionary 
speakers, suggesting to congregations a 
specific goal, and to help in the pro- 
curement of publicity material from the 
GEB office in Atlanta. This committee 
is chaired by Robt. K. McGirt, and he 
may be contacted at First Church Ashe- 
ville, 40 Church St. 28801 - 253-1431. 

The goal is ambitious as is that of the 
General Assembly. That goal is one 
million dollars. This year the contribu- 
tor may be assured that his gift will 
keep missionaries on the field - the first 
700,000 of Assembly's goal will go di- 
rectly to missionary upkeep, and the re- 
maining contributions even if they 
should excede the million dollar mark 
will go to vitally needed program and 
equipment. 



GIFTS from Page One 

The total of all benevolence monies 
passing through the Central Treasurery 
in 1975, including some miscellaneous 
gifts, was $317,768.62. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 

Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

For Church School Classes and Even- 
ing Fellowships — Here are some sug- 
gestions of some world mission film- 
strips which may be used to have for the 
core of a lesson or program or to be used 
as a resource with other sources and 
stories. 

Together in Mission is a new pro-'! 
duction of our GEB in which the 
Sursavages, a couple from our own Pres- 
bytery, appear in a frame. This film- 
strip is on the many phases of our j 
church's life and how our giving sup- 
ports it. A resource which is more point- 
edly for world mission work is the new 
filmstrip, prepared by our own church, 
Like the Sound of Many Waters, which 
tells of our latest developments of work 
in Bangledesh, Indonesia and the Fiji 
Islands. This is presented well and has 
a good coverage and also gives several 
frames on our Sursavage couple in Ban- 
gledesh. 

These two filmstrips can be secured 
from the Bryson City Audio-visual Cen- 
ter, Bryson City Presbyterian Church, 
Bryson City 28713. 

Another fairly new filmstrip entitled 
New Forms in Mission that has been 
used about the Presbytery is now in 
Presbytery Office and can be secured 
from the above address. Any of the above 
f lms can be used for youth or adults and 
very easily adapted for elementary chil- 
dren. 

Remember to ask for your audio-vis- 
ual preview as a program for your :] 
church. LIse these for a Family Night 
Program, at a Workers Conference or at 
a gathering of Men's or Women's Meet- 
ings and in this way see what filmstrips 
are available for you to use in your ' 
church. These filmstrips are here in 
your Presbytery and ready to use. Con- 
tact Carlisle Hoyt at the above address. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



PRESBYTERY COORDINATOR OP 
CHRISTIAN NURTURE AND LEADER- 
SHIP DEVELOPMENT. Shenandoah Pres- 
bytery, PCUS, is seeking person with skills 
and experience in the field of Christian 
education whose responsibilities will in- 
clude activity with a variety of ages and 
local churches, for a broadly based program 
of nurture and leadership training. Inquir- 
ies and requests for position description 
may be sent to: John W. Cowan, Chairman 
Search Committee, Shenandoah Presbytery, 
P.O. Box 1214, Harrisonburg, Virginia 
22801. Deadline for submitting resume and 
application is March 1, 1976. 






ANUARY, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Fage Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Honors are nothing new to our Mela- 
nie Hyatt, so no one was surprised when 
she received two more. At the meeting 
of Ashevilie Presbytery recently she 
was elected to be the Youth Delegate to 
represent presbytery at the meeting of 
the General Assembly to be held at Tus- 
caloosa, Alabama in June. We are glad 
that Melanie has received this honor 
and we believe she will represent the 
presbytery well. 

Melanie has received another honor at 
King College. She has been chosen to be 
the student lecturer during the annual 
lecture week on the campus. 

Improvements at the Big House 

At the most recent meeting of our 
Board of Trustees action was taken to 
make some important improvements in 
the main building at the Home. It was 
voted to buy five smoke detectors to in- 
stall at strategic places as a safety pre- 
caution. The local fire department sent 
a representative to look over the house 
and make recommendations as to where 
it would be best to place the smoke de- 
tectors. We hope we never have a fire, 
but the people at the Swannanoa Fire 
Department have told us that smoke de- 
tectors have proved very valuable in 
early detection of fires. 

The Board also voted to provide thir- 
teen new study desks for the older stu- 
dents. The desks will be built by the vo- 
cational classes at Owen High School, 
and we are responsible only for provid- 
ing the materials to make them. We are 
looking forward to having the new desks. 
If anyone could help us to get some 
study lamps to go with the desks it 
would be greatly appreciated. 



FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 


Name 


Date 


Age 


April Jaynes 


1 


9 


Shelia Spillars 


17 


8 



GATLINBURG MISSIONS 
CONFERENCE 

By the time this paper reaches its 
readers the twelfth annual Gatlinburg 
Missions Conference will be at hand if 
not altogether under way. 

The conference had its beginning as 
an event of the Synod of Appalachia be- 
ing planned by the World Missions Com- 
mittee of that body. At present it is 
planned and administered by a commit- 
tee made up of ministers and church 
members from the area that formerly 
comprised the Synod of Appalachia. 
Ashevilie Presbytery persons so involved 
are Mrs. John Crawford of Montreat, 
Dr. Silas Vaughn and the Rev. B. Hoyt 
Evans. 

The 1976 conference begins Friday 
evening, January 30 and concludes at 
noon on Sunday, February 1. 



PRESBYTERY NAMES NEW 
COMMITTEES 

The new committee structure of pres- 
bytery called for by the revised manual 
became operative at the January 20 
meeting of Ashevilie Presbytery when 
membership of the committees was elec- 
ted according to recommendations of 
the Nominating Committee. 

One of the four new units is the Com- 
mittee on Church Related Vocations. 
Its responsibilities have to do with con- 
cerns of ministers and candidates in- 
cluding the Commission on the Minis- 
ter. The Rev. Hugh Eichelberger is 
chairman, and other minister members 
are: Stanley Bennett, Edwin Graham, 
Robert McGirt, Donald Munson, John 
Neville and John Newton. Lay members 
are: R. L. Crawley, Westminster; 
Charles Delaney, Andrews; John Hills- 
man, Montreat; Tom Lamb, First Ashe- 
vilie; Kirk Mathis, Franklin; Charles 
Munch, Malvern Hills; Bill Swift, 
Waynesville and C. E. Worley, West 
Ashevilie. The Commission on the Min- 
ister is composed of Graham, Munson, 
Neville, Hillsman, Worley and Crawley 
who is chairman. 

The Committee on Congregational 
Training and Resources will have re- 
sponsibility for functions which were 
formerly largely included under Chris- 
tian Education and Church Extension. 
Chairman is the Rev. Leroy Secrest and 
other minister members are: R. A. Cur- 
now, Jr., Billy Joe Martin, Dicks Mc- 
Kell, Jack Parse, Harry Philips, Larry 
Sharpless, Richard Shelor, Bill W T ing 
and Billy Frank Woods. Lay members 
are: Phillip Brintnall, Bryson City; E. 
B. Few, Westminster; Mrs. K. J. Fore- 
man, Montreat; Miss Lynn Holman, 
Swannanoa; Neely Inlow, Cullowhee; 
Lewis Mitchell, Arden; Horace Nolen, 
Franklin; F. P. Ray, Weaverville; Wil- 
liam Stanley, Ashevilie First and Joe 
Tolbert, Hendersonville First. 

The Committee on Administration 
and Promotion will have responsibility 
for budget, stewardship, court relations, 
promotion of benevolence causes and 
oversight of the officers of presbytery. 
The chairman is Dr. John Beegle of 
Cullowhee. Other lay members are Ray 
Dean of Grace Covenant; P. K. Ferree, 
Bryson City; Lee Nichols, Andrews; Paul 
Patton, Swannanoa; W. M. Sessler, Ashe- 
vilie First; Alan Springer, Black Moun- 
tain and Glenn Williams, Canton. Min- 
ister members are: W. R. Anderson, Dan 
Carlton, Allen Gardner, John Healey, 
Leland Jorgensen, A. M. McGeachy, and 
Calvin Thielman. 

The Committee on New Ministries 
will have responsibility for recommend- 
ing new church locations and other new 
ventures which the presbytery may want 
to undertake. Graham Price of Weaver- 
ville will be chairman. Additional 
lay members are: W. H. Arthur, Grace 
Covenant; Ray Foster, Sr., Canton; Don- 



1976 CAMP DATES 

The following dates have been estab- 
lished for presbytery sponsored camps 
during the 1976 camping season: 

June 6-11 - Senior High Camp and 
Work Project 

June 13-18 - Junior Boys Camp - Ris- 
ing 5th, 6th, 7th graders 

June 20-25 - Jr. Hi Boys and Girls 
Camp Rising 8th and 9th graders 

June 27-July 2 - Junior Girls Camp - 
Rising 5th, 6th, 7th graders 

All sessions will be held at Little Pis- 
gah Camp and will begin with Sunday 
night supper, a picnic supper brought 
by the families with drinks and dessert 
provided by the camp. Supper at 6:00 
P.M. Arrival at camp should be between 
2:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. so that cabin 
arrangements may be completed by sup- 
pertime. 

All camp sessions close on Friday 
mornings at 10:00 o'clock. Parents are 
requested to plan pick-up at that time. 

aid McKenzie, Swannanoa and Marion 
Morrison, Hendersonville First. Minis- 
ter members are Tom Cook, Wayne 
Davis, Ervin Joslin, Ronald Odum and 
James Skelton. 

The work of the committees and of 
presbytery will be coordinated by a com- 
mittee composed of the moderator, the 
chairmen of the four committees, the 
stated clerk and the executive secretary. 
The Rev. D. E. Renegar is stated clerk 
and B. Hoyt Evans is executive secretary. 
(See article on page 2.) 

Some of the structures of the presby- 
tery which remained unchanged by the 
manual revision also received new mem- 
bers. 

The following were renamed to the 
Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian 
Home for Children: Charles Allen, 
Hendersonville First; Hubert Clapp, 
Swannanoa; Mrs. Ansel Smith, Weaver- 
ville and the Rev. Edwin Graham. The 
Rev. David Parks was named to fill the 
unexpired term of David Bender. 

The Rev. Billy Joe Martin and Elder 
Robert Hall of Waynesville were elec- 
ted to the Nominating Committee. Oth- 
er members are Donald McKenzie, 
Swannanoa; Neely Inlow, Cullowhee; R. 
A. Curnow, Jr. and John Newton who 
is chairman. 

The Rev. David Parks was reelected 
to a three year term as permanent clerk 
of presbytery. 

Murry Miller of Grace Covenant was 
reelected to a three year term as trus- 
tee of presbytery. 

T. D. Hunter, Jr. of Hendersonville 
First was reelected to another term as 
trustee of King College. 

Presbytery instructed the newly struc- 
tured committees to meet at the earliest 
possible time in order to insure the ef- 
ficient continuation of ongoing projects 
and functions. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



JANUARY, 1976 



iHnmmal (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Alien, Delila H., Hickory — Nedra C. Kincannon, 
Asheville. 

Barnes, Mr. John M., Asheville — Mrs. Helma 
C. Palen, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Runnion, 
Fletcher. Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, Asheville. 

Bearden, Dr. Fred, Green Cove Springs, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Bennett, Mrs. Donald, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Florence Lahr, Hendersonville. 

Biggerstaff, Mr. L. Y., Hendersonville — Emma 
& Tom Clark, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Blair, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Beyer, Hender- 
sonville. Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Byers, Asheville. 

Boyd, Mr. P. M., Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. Hoover 
Henson, Mr. & Mrs. Colbert Henson, Mr. & 
Mrs. Boyd Lee, Franklin. 

Brown, Mr. Charles A., Cleveland, N.C. — Mrs. 
C. B. Martin, Asheville. 

Brown, Mrs. Margaret S., Troy, N.C. — East 
Flat Rock Social Committee. Mr. William B. 
Schwarz, Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mr. O. J., Miami, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. E. 
F. Pierce, Mrs. Elsie S. Cline and Miss 
Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Burnette, Mrs. A. A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Mclntyre, Candler. Circle #4, West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Chambers, Mrs. Willie Lea, Weaverville — Os- 
car & Dixie Whitson, Weaverville. 

Clark, Mr. Philip, Swannanoa — Sam & Betty 
Alexander, Swannanoa. 

Council, Mr. George, Swannanoa — Sam & Bet- 
ty Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge Burnette, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Schultheis, Mr. & Mrs. A. 
Corbett Alexander, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. 
W. Edwin Seaver, Danville, Va. Mrs. Mamie 
W. Aiken, Asheville. 

Cox, Mrs., Rock Hill, S.C. — Dr. & Mrs. Eugene 
Harpe, Waynesville. 

Crawford, Mrs. John, Winnsboro, S.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Horace B. Bryant, Lawrence & Velma 
Blair, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, 
Hendersonville. 

Cunningham, Mr. Buel, Knoxville, Tenn. — Ed- 
die Clasz Company, Asheville. 

Curtis, Mr. Lawrence, Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gordon H. Greenwood, Black Moun- 
tain. 

Davidson, Mr. William, Glendale, Arizona — 
Morning Circle of First Presbyterian Church, 
Swannanoa. 
Dixon, Mr. Everett, Hendersonville — Gene & 

Jean Usher, Hendersonville. 
Donaldson, T. Q., Etowah, N.C. — Mrs. T. Q. 
Donaldson, Etowah. Mr. E. R. Donaldson, 
Asheville. 
Duff, Mr. James W., Hendersonville — Veterans 
of W.W. 1 Barracks N. 742, Dr. & Mrs. Leon- 



ard Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan 
Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Fain, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Gar- 
rett, Hendersonville. Miss F. M. Allen Ft. 
Lauderdale, Fla. Mrs. L. H. McKay 'Flat 
Rock. 

Fies, Mrs. E. E., Hendersonville — Mrs. L. B. 

Prince, Hendersonville. 
Fisher, Mrs. Dorothy, Hendersonville — Mr. Roy 

Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Fleming, Mr. 
& Mrs. Freeman Elder, Circle #6, First 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. William 
Patterson, Mr. William D. Patterson, Hen- 
dersonville. Karen, Jane & Brad (her chil- 
dren). Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Craig, Chatham, 
N.J. Mr. & Mrs. Osborne P. Edwards, May- 
wood, N.J. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Henkel, Ram- 
sey, N.J. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Latimer, Hack- 
ensack, N.J. Mr. & Mrs. William F. Taylor, 
Maryville, Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Brooks, 
Louisville, Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Brooks, 
Rockdale, Texas. Mr. & Mrs. Keith L. Smy- 
kil. Lebanon, Pa. Staff Members of Suriname 
Aluminum Co., Paramaribo, Suriname, S.A. 

Gash, Mr. Winborne, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Robert L. Torrence, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Gordon, Gib & Nancy Campbell, 
Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy R. Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. Ed 
Duncan, Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson, 
Mrs. Clarence F. Allison, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. E. 
B. Garrett, Mr. & Mrs. Danny Johnson, Pis- 
gah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. R. G. Fluke, Hen- 
dersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Mike Murdock, Jack- 
sonville, N.C. Miss Carrie Holden, Hazel Mc- 
Cormick, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Clyde R. Al- 
lison, Horse Shoe, N. C. Bill & Audrey 
Schlegel, Sun Valley, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. Rich- 
ard H. Moore, Babson Park, Fla. 

Gilbert, W. L. Ill, Hendersonville — Dr. Phillip 
A. Sellers, Hendersonville. 

Goodrich, Mr., Detroit, Mich. — Mrs. Carl Saw- 
yer & Martha Lee Sawyer, Weaverville. 

Gougler, Mrs. Ruth, Hendersonville — Mrs. Jes- 
sie M. Toland, Hendersonville. 

Grothaus, Mr. William, Arden — Mrs. David Har- 
rison, Swannanoa. 

Haney, Mr. Fred, Bastrop, Texas — Sam & Bet- 
ty Alexander, Swannanoa. 

Hart, Mrs. Carl, Hendersonville — Emma & Tom 
Clark, Hendersonville. 

Hawkins, Mrs. George Dayton, Trion, Ga. — 
Mrs. D. W. Brosnan III, Asheville. 

Jaynes, Stuart — Mr. & Mrs. N. W. Jaynes, 
Waynesville. 

Johnson, Vernon, Black Mountain — James H. 
Skelton, Jr., Black Mountain, Mr. & Mrs. W. 
H. Arthur, Mrs. Robert L. Torrence, Ashe- 
ville. Sam & Betty Alexander, Swannanoa. 

Karam, Mr. Nasib, Nogales, Arizona — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Katzenmoyer, Mr. H. E., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Knoefel, Mrs. A. E., Black Mountain — Sam & 
Betty Alexander, Ellis & Millie Vaught, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. F. Schultheis, Mrs. John F. Brown, 
Swannanoa. Miss Mary Hooker, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold T. Bridgman, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 
McKenzie, Black Mountain. 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Lance, Mr. Claude H., Asheville— Hazel M 

Hylton, Franklin. 
Leaman, Mr. W. B., Asheville— Mrs. Nell P. 

Leaman, Asheville (Christmas Memorial). 
Love, Mr. Sam D., Gastonia— Mrs. Bolard 
More, Black Mountain (Christmas Memorial). 
McClure, Mr. R. E.— R. B. Peters III Family, 

Tarboro, N.C. (Christmas Memorial). 
McCormick, Mrs. S. F., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. ' 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mrs. Arthur M. Hughes, 
Faye R. Barnard, Mrs. Paul F. Chamberlain, 
Asheville. 
McCurry, Mrs. Lucy, Asheville — Rockwell-Bal- 
lew Unit 2, American Legion Auxiliary, Shu- 
mate Memorial Bible Class, West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Circle #2, West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Melton, Mrs. John, Black Mountain — Lakey 
Gap Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 
Moorefield, Mr. W. C, Halifax, Va. — Miss 
Laura Cline & Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Asheville. 
Murray, Mr. Carl B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Al- 
bert Kimzey, Mr. C. G. Worley, Arden. 
Noel, Mr. Jack, Knoxville, Tenn. — Eddie Clasz 

Company, Inc. Asheville. 
Cgden, Mrs. Mary B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Edward G. Roberts, Women of Malvern Hills 
Presbyterian Church, Malvern Hills Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 
Peek, Mrs. Ilva W., Hendersonville — Mrs. L. B. 

Prince, Hendersonville. 
Peer, Mr. Willis J., Minneapolis, Minn. — Mr. & 

Mrs. R. W. Reagan, Asheville. 
Phillips, Mrs. P. K., Greenville, S.C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. D. P. Vining, Swannanoa. 
Pollard, Mr. L. Wellford, Columbia, S.C. — Mrs. 
Margaret W. Moore, Mrs. Becky Moore Mc- 
intosh, Mooresville, N.C. 
Porter, Mr. Charles S., Swannanoa — Sam & 
Betty Alexander, Ellis & Millie Vaught, 
Swannanoa. Mrs. Helen Reughard Gray, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Powell, Hen- 
dersonville. 
Robinson, Tony, Asheville — Carolina Power & 
Light Co., Administration & Linemen, Sha- j 
ron & Bob Wheelon, Mr. & Mrs. Willie H. ' 
Allen & Dianne & Norman, Mr. & Mrs. Don- I 
aid C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. Mrs. 
Georgia Haynes, Arden. John & Diane Ylit- | 
alo, Troy, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Stone & 
girls, Belleville, Mich. 
Ruff, Mr. Robert H., Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. 
Darwin Jordan, Board of Deacons of Hazel- 
wood Presbyterian Church, Hazelwood, N.C. 
Sample, Mr. J. Harry, Asheville — Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. Miss Maggie Good & 
Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mrs. 
L. B. Prince, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Vernon & 
Leander Johnson, Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, 
Mildred Reese, Hendersonville. 
Sherman, Mrs. Minnie Jackson, Winter Park — 

Ethel M. Murray, Hendersonville. 
Siler, Mrs. Thomas, Asheville — Mrs. Elsie S. 

Cline & Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 
S'uder, Mr. & Mrs. Lester (Christmas Memor- 
ial)— Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Pfaff, Rockville, Md. 
Smith, Mr. Reginald C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

James D. Loveless, Rye, N.Y. 
Spanierman, Mr. Irving, Sarasota, Fla. — Dr. & 

Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Todd, Mr. & Mrs. R. E., Oxford, Miss. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
C. C. Oates, Dana, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Winton 
Young, Greenwood, Miss. 
Tolbert, Mrs. M. E., Greenville, S.C. — Harry 

N. Matthews, Canton. 
Van Kerckhove, Mr. Eugene P., Kingsport, 
Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Ashe- 
ville. 
Wallace, Mr. Robert, Park Ridge, III.— Mr. & 

Mrs. L. A. Gossett, Hendersonville. 
Whitson, Mr. Alger, Fisherville, Va. — Oscar & 
Dixie Whitson, Weaverville. Galen and Beth 
Stines. 
Wilson, Mrs. Charles W., Candler — Dr. & Mrs. 

John S. Rodda, Andrews, N.C. 
Young, Mrs. Lottie E., Richmond, Va. — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Miss Maggie Good and 
Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mr. 
& Mrs. L. A. Gossett, Hendersonville. 







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Vol. LXVII 



1976 



February 
No. 2 



PRESBYTERY TO MEET 
AT WEST ASHEVILLE 

When Asheville Presbytery adjourned 
its winter meeting held at Montreat no 
invitation for the spring meeting was 
in hand. Presbytery directed the Mod- 
erator and the Executive Secretary to 
seek out a place where the April meet- 
ing could be held. 

The officers of the West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church have come forward 
with an invitation for presbytery to 
meet at their facility on April 13. Reg- 
istration will begin at 9 A. M. and the 
session will get under way at 9:30. 

It is not unusual for the West Ashe- 
ville church to be generous with its hos- 
pitality, but it is unusual for a congre- 
gation which has no installed pastor to 
host a meeting of presbytery. For this 
reason the invitation is especially ap- 
preciated. 




The Rev. James L. Jackson points out 
the figure of a woman inside a ceremon- 
ial Bakuba hatchet, from Zaire. Jackson 
recently donated the hatchet and other 
African artifacts to the L. Nelson Bell 
Library at Montreat-Anderson College. 

MONTREAT-ANDERSON 

COLLEGE RECEIVES 

AFRICAN ARTIFACTS 

Bakuba tribal life can be envisioned 
through a new L. Nelson Bell Library 
exhibit at Montreat-Anderson College. 
The Rev. James L. Jackson of Black 
Mountain has donated an array of tribal 
artifacts collected during his 10-year mis- 
sionary stay in Zaire, Africa. 

The collection of 18 different arti- 
facts includes floor mats and cloth wov- 
en from palm raffia, weapons and carved 
statues. One of the outstanding pieces 
is the copper ceremonial hatchet with a 
figure of a woman carved in the blade. 

The intricate carving and design re- 
flect the Bakuba tribe as the most fa- 
mous of the Zaire art-producing tribes. 
They are known not only for decorative 
art work, but also for historical tradi- 

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ASSEMBLY BENEVOLENCES 
INCREASE IN 1975 

Unrestricted income for the support 
of the General Executive Board of the 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. exceed- 
ed a "lean"' budgeted total of $7.1 mil- 
lion by more than $7,000 in 1975. 

Unaudited figures released in January 
by the central treasurer of benevolences 
showed that regular benevolence receipts 
totaled $5,05h631 in 1975. Additional 
income boosted the total to $7,107,174. 
Comparable figure for 1974 was $6,984,- 
549. 

Increased giving to the Witness Season 
Offering and higher returns from invest- 
ments helped to boost the 1975 total. 

Witness Season receipts applied to the 
1975 budget totaled $600,000, compared 
to $519,513 in 1974. Investment income 
was up nearly $200,000 for a total of 
$683,984. 

The 1975 income budget was cut from 
$9 million to $7.1 million in April after 
a 1974 deficit of $2 million came to 
light. Another $500,000 was allocated 
from reserves to bring the 1975 spending 
budget to $7.6 million. 

But the board drew the line there and 
instructed staff not to exceed that total. 
In order to stay within that figure, per- 
sonnel reductions were ordered overseas 
and at home. 

A 5 per cent cut in staff salaries was 
imposed beginning May 1, but it was 
restored at the end of the year with 
funds from a special Reformation Day 
Offering. 

Total benevolences to all denomina- 
tional general mission causes in 1975 
amounted to $6,503,010, about a half- 
million dollars below the $7,006,273 re- 
ceived in 1974. 

Following is a breakdown of regular 
benevolence receipts for PCUS agencies 
in 1975: General Executive Board, 
$5,051,631; Board of Annuities and Re- 
lief, $845,397; Mountain Retreat Asso- 
ciation, $110,509; Presbyterian School of 

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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



FEBRUARY, 1976 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 



Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT Philip Brintnall, 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howard Warren, 
16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 



VICE-MODERATOR 
Kenilworth. 



TREASURER 
Arden 

HISTORIAN - 
Hills. 

SECRETARY 
Westminster. 



Robin Evans, 

— Keith Haggard, 

Paula Ford, Malvern 

— Esther Evans, 

Bobby Ballard, 



REGISTRAR — 
Black Mountain. 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 

Philips, Brevard-Davidson River 

Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant Mary McGeachy, Trinity — 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
"Sandy" Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick. 



MAC SPRING ENROLLMENT 
ENCOURAGING 

Final enrollment figures for the 
spring semester at Montreat-Anderson 
College show 416 students enrolled, a 
9.5 per cent increase over the same time 
last year, but a 2.5 per cent drop over 
fall semester. 

This semester's figures show the re- 
turn of 378 students from last semester, 
with 38 new students enrolled. This is a 
considerable increase over the 1975 
spring semester total of 379 students. 

North Carolina students total 219 
and out-of-state, 185. Four hundred and 
four students are full-time and 12 are 
part-time. 



GEORGE PICKARD SERVES 
AT HAYESVILLE 

The Rev. George Pickard, a retired 
minister who makes his permanent 
home in Cullowhee, N. C, is serving the 
Hayesville Presbyterian Church as sup- 
ply minister. 

Mr. Pickard began conducting ser- 
vices at Hayesville on a Sunday to Sun- 
day basis in October. He is now making 
plans to move to Hayesville in order 
that the church may have the services 
of a resident pastor. 

The church was formerly served by 
a candidate for the ministry of Asheville 
Presbytery, Jackie Owenby. Mr. Owen- 
by has joined a congregation of the 
Southern Baptist denomination and is 
enrolled in the Baptist seminary at Wake 
Forest, N. C. 

Mr. Pickard is a graduate of Duke 
University and of Columbia Theological 
Seminary. Prior to his retirement he 
served pastorates in North Carolina, 
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. 
During World War II he was a chap- 
lain in the United States Army. Pres- 
ently he is a member of Congaree Pres- 
bytery. 



NEW PRESBYTERY 
COMMITTEES AT WORK 

Two of Asheville Presbytery's new 
executive committees have already met 
and organized their work. The commit- 
tee on Congregational Training and 
Resources met at the Kenilworth church 
on February 3 and named its officers 
and sub-committees which they have 
elected to call "councils". The commit- 
tee on Church Related Vocations met 
at the S&W Cafeteria in Asheville on 
February 5 and divided its work among 
sub-groups. 

The other two executive committees, 
Administration and Promotion and the 
one charged with New Ministries, have 
scheduled meetings for February 24 and 
March 1 1 respectively. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 

Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Youth Fellowship — Think way back 
to the beginning of the world, past your 
life and the life of all your forebears? 
Think of the huge spaces in the heav- 
ens! Scientists themselves know that 
man's destiny moves beyond the scienti- 
fic. These and other statements come 
from the youth booklet, The Cosmic 
Christ by Homes Rolston, III, and leads 
into the idea that scientists have dis- 
covered some laws which do break the 
classic ones known by men. This is 
proof there are areas beyond our realm, 
so that the universe is not a totally ex- 
plainable system. 

There must be some order to the uni- 
verse or else we would not be able to 
think through it. The universe shows 
scientists that a mind is behind its plan, 
that it is not just a machine. God made 
a tremendous universe, and man is 
uniquely important in it. Man is the 
only one that can think with reasoning 
in it to pursue its purposes, so man was 
made to serve and follow God. These 
ideas from the book progress in the 
study which is built on the book of 
Colossians. 

From the biblical book we find that 
in Jesus all things are created in the 
earth and beyond. All this universe is 
sustained by Christ also, so He is the 
cosmic Christ. There is to be a termina- 
tion of the earth so that God has a plan 
of culmination. We are transscientific 
when we believe Christ made the world 
and that it is climaxed in Him. The be- 
liever in Christ must stake his trust in 
this to be a part of the fulfilled earth. 

This book makes an excellant unit of 
study for Junior Highs or Senior Highs 
on todays world, the universe and a 
Bible book. Contact the Presbytery DCE 
for a sample book or the source from 
which to obtain this CLC product. 






PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



ASSEMBLY from Page One 

Christian Education, $151,949; Presby- 
terian Foundation, $24,519; Stillman 
College, $207,204; American Bible So- 
ciety, $25,555: Lord's Day Alliance, 
$1,498; National Council of Churches, 
$27,282; Religion in American Life, 
$830; World Council of Churches, $15,- 
195; Council on Chaplains and Military 
Personnel, $41,441. 



FEBRUARY, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

The Girl Scout troop of the Home 
under die leadership of Miss Lynn Hol- 
man has been especially busy during the 
past two weeks. This is the season for 
the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale. The 
girls of our troop have sold more than 
250 boxes of cookies so far. We think 
they have done well and we congratulate 
them. 

Special Board Meeting 

We look forward every month to the 
meeting of the Board of Trustees. The 
February meeting was a very special one. 
In addition to our regular Board mem- 
bers, we had as our guests the contact 
people from the churches of Asheville 
Presbytery. The program included a de- 
scription of the work of the Home and 
of the Board. Also our youth choir sang 
two songs. 

10 Make Honor Roll 

Ten of our young people made the 
honor roll for the last grading period. 
As a special reward and encouragement 
I those who make this achievement are 
given a trip to McDonalds. Marc Buhr- 
master has the added distinction of mak- 
ing all A's on his last three reports. 
I Softball and Baseball 

The warm days at the middle of Feb- 
ruary reminded us that the time for 
spring sports is not far away. This year 
two of our girls are out for the Owen Hi 
softball team. They are Allison Jaynes 
and Marcella Buhrmaster. 

Five of the older boys are trying out 
for the Owen baseball team. They are: 
Marc Buhrmaster, Robin Ferguson, 
Donnie McKenzie, Hal Myers and Jay 
Robinson. We wish our young people 
well. 





MARCH BIRTHDAYS 




day 
6 


Valerie Buhrmaster 


age ! 
14 


13 
17 
27 
31 


Morgan Blevins 
Freida Wiggins 
John Elam 
John Wade 


16 

16 
12 
16 



SENIOR HI RALLY SET 
FOR APRIL 23-25 

The Senior Hi Youth Council of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery has announced plans for 
its Spring Rally which is to be held this 
year at the Windy Gap Young Life 
Camp north of Weaverville. The Rally 
will be conducted Friday afternoon 
through noon on Sunday, April 23-25. 

The featured leader for this rally will 
be Paul Ransford who is pastor of the 
Covenant Presbyterian Church of Deca- 
tur, Alabama. Mr. Ransford was the 
Bible Leader for the Youth Conference 
at Montreat last summer. 

More detailed plans for the rally will 
be announced nearer to the set time. 



GIVING OF CHURCHES OF 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY TO: 



Andrews 


THANKSGIVING 
130.00.. 


JOY GIFT 

426.06 


Arden 

Asheville First 
Bethel (C) 
Bethel (H) 
Black Mountain 


2,660.00.. 

4,480.46.. 

48.72- 

647.37- 


612.86 

15.00 

150.00 

669.75 


Brevard-Davidson 
Brittains Cove — 


River.... 1,368.00- 
235.00.. 


.. 1,719.69 
50.00 


Bryson City 

Canton .. 


801.52- 
571.00. 


386.39 
.. 271.15 


Cullowhee 


42.50.. 


224.00 


Dillingham 


159.05.. 


126.15 


Etowah 

Franklin 


530.00.. 

880.86 . 


68.00 
344.54 


Grace Covenant 


657.25.. 


548.76 


Hayesville .. 


100.00. 




Hendersonville 
Highlands 


3,748.20. 

1,316.00- 


„ 2,240.11 
175.50 


Ivy Park 

Kenilworth 


50.00- 
542.48.. 


45.00 
448.29 


Lakey Gap 

Malvern Hills . . 


__ 1,177.00.. 

684.25.. 


164.45 
303.35 


Mills River 


290.19- 


119.00 


Montreat 


953.60. 


936.03 


Morrison 


379.00. 


20.00 


Murphy 

Oak Forest 


172.25.. 

666.50- 


156.17 

323.25 


Riceville 

Swannanoa 


162.00- 

1,895.52 


35.00 
198.55 


Sylva 


398.50.. 


233.50 


Trinity 

Waynesville 

Weaverville 


_ 10.00. 

751.30- 

4,792.00 - 


291.90 

373.19 

. 2,203.17 


West Asheville 


653.90 


160.00 


Westminster 


745.50.. 


396.47 









$32,699.92 $14,435.28 

1976 MONTREAT CONFERENCES 

— A revised schedule of 1976 con- 
ferences has been approved by the Gen- 
eral Executive Board of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. 

The conferences will be held next 
summer at the denominational confer- 
ence center in Montreat, N. C. 

The board reaffirmed its "commit- 
ment to provide for theological diver- 
sity in the Montreat Conference Sea- 
son," while noting that "the full spec- 
trum of this diversity may be expressed 
in diverse types of conferences as well 
as through the inclusion of diversity 
within a particular conference." 

The conference schedule follows: 

- — July 2-5, for families. 

— July 5-9, Bible/Theology Confer- 
ence, especially for church professionals. 

— July 6-9, Church Leaders' Confer- 
ence, dealing with the church in the 
years to come. 

— July 10-16, Adult Conference, in- 
cluding sections on topics such as wom- 
en, older adults, lay theology, skill train- 
ing, life/career planning. 

— July 17-23, Mission Conference, 
with emphasis on evangelism overseas. 

— July 25-31, Worship and Music 
Conference. 

— Aug. 2-8, Smaller Church Con- 
ference. 

— Aug. 9-14, Youth Conference. 



N. C. SYNOD WOMEN OFFER 
SCHOLARSHIPS 

Mrs. Duncan McGoogan, chairman of 
the Scholarship Committee for the 
Women of the Church in the Synod of 
North Carolina, has announced the 
availability of Centennial Scholarships 
for young men or women who are con- 
sidering graduate work especially in 
preparation for church related vocations. 

Application blanks have been sent to 
the Office of Presbytery and may be had 
upon request. Those interested in ap- 
plying for the scholarships must make 
formal request by March 1. 

Rides governing the Centennial Schol- 
arships are: 

1. The applicant must be a Presbyter- 
ian from the Synod of North Carolina. 

2. The recipient must have completed 
undergraduate work at an accredited col- 
lege before receiving the scholarship. 

3. Preference will be given to appli- 
cants who plan to go into full time 
church or church related vocations. 

4. There must be need of financial as- 
sistance. 

5. Applications must be in by March 
1. 

6. If grade level is maintained recip- 
ient is eligible for three years scholar- 
ship. Application for second or third 
year may be made in letter form or on 
application blank. No autobiography is 
necessary after first year. 

A WORD ABOUT WITNESS 

We are well into the season for Chris- 
tian Witness, and would use this space 
to thank the churches of Asheville Pres- 
bytery for their early cooperation in 
plans to raise thirty thousand dollars 
as a presbytery goal. Many churches 
have established goals at least equal to 
last year's, and some have been more 
ambitious. 

Your committee thanks you and the 
missionaries who will stay of the field 
and at the work thank you. But above 
all those who are being won to Christ's 
Gospel thank you. Let's more nearly 
deserve their appreciation by achieving 
our goal. Help your church to this end. 
Robert K. McGirt, Chairman 
Presbytery's Committee on 
Witness Season Offering 

PRESBYTERIAL TO MEET 
APRIL 21 AND 22 

The annual meeting of the Women 
of the Church in Asheville Presbytery 
will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville on Monday evening, April 21 
and Tuesday morning, April 22. 

The president, Mrs. Joyce McNair, 
has announced that Joseph "Butch" 
Sursavage, a missionary to Bangladesh 
and a member of the Etowah Church, 
will be the guest speaker. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



FEBRUARY, 1976 



ilemnnal (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Bacon, Mrs. Harold, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
E. W. Crudup, Mr. & Mrs. P. E. Brintnall, 
Felix & Nell Potts, Bryson City, N. C. 

Baumann, Mr. James N., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
"Bo" Thomas, Hendersonville, N. C. 

Bender, Mr. David S., Gerton, N. C. — Miss 
Dorothy Pearson, Sioux City, Iowa. 

Biggerstaff, Mr. Lloyd L., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Cal W. Kuykendall, Henderson- 
ville. 

Blark, Mr. Myrvin, Pinconning, Mich. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Edwin H. Brichford, Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mrs. George, Mills River, N. C. — Lu- 
cille Wilson, Etowah, N. C. 

Bryan, Mrs. Dot, Florence, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

Bryson, Mrs. Thelma M., Asheville — Rockwell- 
Ballew Unit 2, American Legion Auxiliary, 
Mrs. Vaughan Smathers, Mrs. Audley Wash- 
ington, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Patton, Edwards 
Memorial Bible Class, Asheville. Mary Bur- 
gner Mease & Charlie Mease, Canton. 

Campbell, Mrs. Herman A., Pinehurst, N. C. — 
Mrs. Elsie S. Cline & Miss Laura Cline, 
Asheville. 

Cannon, Mr. Samuel B., Bristol, Tenn. — Miss 
Laura Cline & Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Asheville. 

Crawford, Mrs. John, Winnsboro, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Mrs. Etta T. Gra- 
ham, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Henderson- 
ville. 

Council, Mr. George, Swannanoa. — Ellis & 
Millie Vaught, Swannanoa. 

Davenport, Mrs. Delia — Mr. & Mrs. James S. 
Davenport, Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon T. Daven- 
port, Horse Shoe, N. C. 

Duff, Mr. James W., Hendersonville. — Mrs. H. 
S. Buchanan, Hendersonville. 

Dykes, Mr. J. Ralph, Deland, Fla. — Judge & 
Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Melbourne, Fla. 

Engeljohn, Mrs. Ethel, Grand Forks, North 
Dakota— Christine H. MacMartin, Mrs. 
Thomas S. Renshaw. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew 
Trefois, Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Gossett, Mrs. Wil- 
liam Krueger, Hendersonville. 

Fisher, Mrs. Roy, Hendersonville. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Kent Peters, Hendersonville, Mr. & Mrs. 
Walter Peters, Maryville, Tenn. 

Foster, Mr. Ernest B., Brevard. — Mrs. Ernest 
B. Foster, Brevard. (Birthday Memorial). 

Gash, Winborne, Etowah. — Mr. & Mrs. W. H. 
McKinna, Etowah, N. C. 

Gardner, Mrs. Mary C, Brooklet, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Cal W. Kuykendall, Mrs. Walter Pike, 
Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, 
Christine H. MacMartin, First Presbyterian 
Church Sewing Group, Mr. & Mrs. J. R. 



Flanagan, Miss Ruth Hillhouse, Mrs. H. B. 
Kelly, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Sutherland, Mrs. 
Walter O. Allen & Miss Kirby Allen, Mary 
Smyth Sunday School Class, Julian & Isa- 
bel McWhorter, Hendersonville., Mrs. Caro- 
line Frix and Miss Lillian Purdum, Danville, 
Va. 

Gilliam, Mr. Glover, Flat Rock. — Dr. & Mrs. 
Paul E. Hill, Flat Rock. 

Hall, Judge W. Troy, Jr., Leesburg, Fla. — 
Judge & Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Melbourne, 
Fla. 

Harbison, Margaret, Highland, N. C. — Miss 
Ethel Calloway, Gertrude & Dorothea Har- 
bison, Mr. & Mrs. Sidney McCarty, High- 
lands, N. C. 

Harvey, Moore, Dublin, Va. — Mr. & Mrs. Lewis 
D. Mitchell, Asheville. 

Hicklin, Ann Carson, Arden, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John D. Davis & Family, Monroe, N. C. 

Jarrett, Mrs. D. T. — Mrs. Lois B. McNeill, 
Asheville. 

Jarrett, Mrs. Essie Duval, Asheville. — Mrs. 
Helen R. Gray & Mr. Luther K. Williams, 
Asheville. 

Jones, Mr. T. A., Sylva. — Mr. & Mrs. Martin 
Cunningham, Sylva. 

Knoefel, Mrs. A. E., Sr., Asheville. — Mrs. Phy- 
llis Alexander, Black Mountain. 

Kuntz, Mrs. Floreada, Asheville. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady Brittain, Brevard. 

Lane, Mrs. C. M. Walnut Ridge, Ark. — Dr. & 
Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat Rock, N.C. 

Machado, Mrs. Mary, Sacramento, Calif. — 
"Bo" & Charlie Thomas, Hendersonville. 

McCormick, Mrs. Hattie B., Asheville — Mrs. 
Marie D. McLean, Asheville. 

McKinley, Mrs. Mina, Hazelwood. — Bethel 
School, Faculty & Staff, Unit 47 — American 
Legion Auxiliary, Waynesville. 

Melton, Mr. Frank, Burlington, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Vernon McHan, Bryson City, N.C. 

Mitchum, Mr. S. B., Hendersonville. — Mr. & 
Mrs. "Bo" Thomas, Hendersonville, N.C. 

Moody, Mrs. Estelle, Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Wade E. Elliott, Asheville. 

Moore, Mr. W. Blair, Asheville. — Mrs. Paul 
Stark, Asheville. 

Osborne, Mr. John, Horse Shoe, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Otis Stepp, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. L. P. 
Deavor, Brevard. 

Plott, Mr. Hubert K., Charlotte, N. C— Helma 
C. Palen, Clyde, N. C. 

Porter, Mr. Charles S., Swannanoa. — Mrs. 
John Yermack, Asheville. 

Ray, Mrs. Richard L., Orlando, Fla.— Circle 
#2, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Rea, Mrs. Annie Laurie, Orlando, Fla. — Mrs. 
Frank J. Lhota, Asheville. 

Reeves, Mrs. Julia, Greenville, S. C. — Miss 
Elizabeth Randolph, Hendersonville. 

Reid, Mr. M. E., Hendersonville. — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Robinson, Tony Wayne, Asheville. — Mr. Joe 
Friedman, Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Asheville. 

Russell, Mr. Lloyd, Maryville, Tenn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Kent Peters, Hendersonville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 
Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mall, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill In ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Sample, Mr. J. Harry, Asheville. — Mr. & Mrs. 

J. F. McLeod, Jr., Mrs. Walter O. Allen, 
Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. Thomas N. Renshaw, 
Circle #10, First Presbyterian Church, Mar- 
garet & Elizabeth Randolph, Rev. & Mrs. 
Larry Maze, Hendersonville., Mr. Roy C. 
Bennett, Mrs. William C. Lott, Asheville, Mrs. 
Charles Brinkerhoff, Montreat. 

Scott, Mrs. Chester, Sylva. — Felix & Nell 
Potts, Bryson City. 

Scott, Miss Janet, Hendersonville. — Christine 
H. MacMartin, Mrs. Charles H. Scott, Hen 
dersonville. 

Spearman, Mrs. Willie, Kings Mountain. — Mr. 
& Mrs. "Bo" Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Tarr, Mrs. John, Asheville. — Col. & Mrs. Rob 
ert C. Brown, Mrs. Paul Stark, Mr. & Mrs. 
F. A. Plummer, Men's Bible Class, First 
Presbyterian Church, Burch Beverly Hills 
Drugs, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. G. L. Lowry, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Epley, 
Jr., Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Wagner, 
Charlotte, Mrs. Lyman Bonner, Pasadena, 
Calif., Mr. & Mrs. John J. Hinkle, Rapid 
City, S. D„ Smithkline Corp., Philadelphia, 
Pa., Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Co., 
Washington, D.C., Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Tarr, 
Cleves, Ohio, Mr. & Mrs. George T. Pratt, 
Northhampton, Mass., Mr. & Mrs. Tom Mc 
Lean, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Taylor, Miss Eulah, Asheville. — Women's Bi- 
ble Class, First Presbyterian Church, Cir- 
cle #9 First Presbyterian Church, Mrs 
Perry Tomlin, Asheville, N.C, Lyn & Tom- 
mie Newell, Collinsbille, Va. 

Ulp, Mrs. John C, Asheville. — Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
A. Brinkley, Circle #1, Kenilworth Presby 
terian Church, Asheville. 

Van Story, Mr. W. A., Jr., Fayetteville. — 
Women of Weaverville Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville. 

Voigtmann, Mr. Robert, Tucson, Ariz. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Everett R. Gibbs, Asheville. 

Wood, Mrs. R. A., Sr., Asheville. — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. D. Eskridge, Mrs. Robert P. Williams 
Asheville. 

Young, Mrs. Lottie, Richmond, Va. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Mrs. Walter Pike, Hen 
dersonville, Circle #10, First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville. 



ADDRESSES NEEDED 

Our Mountain Work is sent to every 
home of the thirty-five congregations 
making up Asheville Presbytery. Pres- 
bytery's office is greatly helped when 
churches are prompt to send in revised 
membership lists together with accurate 
mailing addresses. 

If you know of someone in your con 
gregation who is not receiving the paper 
remind your church office to send in an 
up-dated membership list. This will aic' 1 
the presbytery office in getting the pub 
lication to all who should receive it, and 
it will save the expense of paying returr 
postage for members who have movec 
out of the presbytery. 

MONTREAT from Page One 

tions and a sophisticated political struc- 
ture. Surrounding tribes labelled their: 
Rakuba, "People of Lightning", for this 
reason. 

Jackson is the former minister of the 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church ir. 
Asheville. He says the artifacts date bacl< 
to 1900-1930. 

The complete collection will be or 
display in the L. Nelson Bell Library ir 
mid-March. Visitors are welcome. 



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SINCE 1910 



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Vol. LXVII 



1976 



March 
No. 3 



PRESBYTERIAL 

The annual meeting of Women of 
The Church in Asheville Presbytery will 
be held at First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville, on Wednesday evening April 
21 and Thursday morning April 22. 

The president, Mrs. Joyce McNair, 
has announced that Mr. Joseph Sur- 
savage, a missionary to Bangladesh, will 
be the guest speaker on Wednesday 
evening and Thursday morning. 

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on 
Wednesday the 21st for $2.50. Make re- 
servations with Mrs. J. S. Frazer, 6 
Greenleaf Circle, Asheville, North Caro- 
lina 28804, or call 252-2521 by April 18. 

Mrs. J. Russell Woods of Black 
Mountain will talk about the plans for 
the birthday objectives in May. 

Wednesday evening meeting will be- 
gin at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. 

The Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. 
on Wednesday, April 21. 



The 115th General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. directed its 
Office of Review and Evaluation to con- 
duct an Organizational Modification 
Study and to bring a report to the 116th 
Assembly which will meet at Tuscaloosa, 
Alabama in June. 

The first working draft of that study 
has been prepared and released together 
with appropriate recommendations. 

The study consists of a seventy page 
document which reviews the changing 
philosophy of church organization with- 
in American Presbyterianism. The pa- 
per also summarizes the data gleaned 
from various sources throughout the de- 
nomination during the past year. Re- 
sponses and recommendations varied 
widely according to the drafting team. 
Some respondents strongly affirmed the 
1972 Plan of Restructure as it has been 
fleshed out in the present Assembly or- 
ganization while others urged that it be 
totally scrapped. The Review and Eval- 
uation team in its report takes a medi- 
ating position . . . recommending reten- 
tion of the basic structure resulting from 
the 1972 plan but proposing some signifi- 
cant modifications. 

Some of the noticable changes are 
these: 

The name of the General Executive 
Board is to be changed to the General 
Mission Board. 

The size of the Board is to be reduced 
from 72 to 55. Ex officio members will 
be eliminated except for the three mod- 
erators. The 36 regionally nominated 
members will be nominated by their 
presbyteries on a rotating basis. 

It is recommended that a distinction 
be made between those functions per- 
formed at the Assembly level and those 
performed in partnersbip between the 
Assembly and other courts (Court Part- 
nership Services) . 

It is proposed that the divisions of the 



General Mission Board be reorganized 
to avoid overlapping and to provide 
greater simplicity. The divisions are to 
be: National Mission, International 
Mission, Court Partnership Services, 
Central Support Services, and Admini- 
stration. The Administrative Division 
is to take the place of the present Execu- 
tive Committee. 

Divisions are to be given greater re- 
sponsibility to carry out their assigned 
tasks and functions, and division mem- 
bers are to be given longer terms of ser- 
vice. 

The Management Team is to be dis- 
continued and each staff director is to be 
given responsibility for managing his 
division. 

The Chairperson of the Board is to 
provide visible leadership throughout 
the church and continuing linkage be- 
tween Board and staff. 

There is to be a single Administrative 
Director with responsibility for coordi- 
nating all staff functions. 

The Priority, Communications and 
Resource Systems are to be coordinated 
through the Division of Court Partner- 
ship Services. 

The Priority System will be modified 
in that Court Partnership Priorities will 
be proposed by overtures through the 
court system and all priorities for the 
Assembly program will be established 
through the budgeting process. 

Professional Communication Execu- 
tives will be discontinued and a cabinet 
of volunteers will be established consist- 
ing of presbytery elected representatives. 

Greater utilization will be made of re- 
gional representation on the Board. 

A central Telephone Information Ex- 
change will be established to aid in com- 
munication. 

The Committee on Theological Educa- 
tion will be terminated. 

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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery In 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. RF.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



MARCH, 1976 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 

Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT Philip Brintnall, 

Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. Howard Warren, 

16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR 

Kenilworth. 

TREASURER 
Arden 

HISTORIAN — 
Hills. 

SECRETARY 
Westminster. 



REGISTRAR — 
Black Mountain 



Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Robin Evans, 

— Keith Haggard, 
Paula Ford, Malvern 

— Esther Evans, 
Bobby Ballard, 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 
Philips, Brevard-Davidson River — - 
Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver — ■ Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant Mary McGeachy, Trinity 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
"Sandy" Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick. 



SEMINARS ON WOMEN 
PLANNED BY MONTREAT- 
ANDERSON 

"Images of the Modern Woman: Mir- 
rored in the Arts, Media and Society," 
a four-part series examining perspec- 
tives on the American woman, gets un- 
derway March 18 at the Highland 
Farms Retirement Center. Each pro- 
gram has been scheduled for consecu- 
tive Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. 
through April 15. 

Sponsored by Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege, the project has been funded with 
a grant from the North Carolina Hu- 
manities Committee. Mrs. Bonnie Lund- 
blad, project director and English pro- 
fessor at the college, has intended for 
the series to examine different ways in 
which women are viewed nationally and 
regionally through the arts, media, cul- 
ture and society. In defining the various 
perspectives, Mrs. Lundblad plans to 
make use of speakers, panel discussions, 
audience participation, exhibits and 
multi-media presentations. 

While defining perspectives, the series 
format is anticipated to show how these 
perspectives have limited and praised the 
achievements of the American woman. 

Speaker for the first program is Ms. 
Helene E. Roberts, curator of visual 
collections at Harvard University's Fogg 
Art Museum. She has planned a slide 
presentation and lecture on the "Re- 
curring Images of Women." A coffee 
hour follows during which an exhibit 
on "The portrayal of Women in Media" 
will be shown. The exhibit will make 
use of audio-visuals and be coordinated 
by Mrs. Anne Davidson, audio-visual 
librarian for the college. 

Second speaker in the series will be 
Robert Blake, English professor at Elon 
College, who has as his subject, "Roles 
of Women in Literature: Sinner or 
Saint." A coffee hour and an opportun- 
ity to view one of four short films fol- 
lows. A discussion leader will be on 
hand at each film. 

The April 8 program features William 
Chafe, history professor at Duke Uni- 
versity. He will be giving a commentary 
on his book, The American Woman: 
Her Changing Social, Economic and Po- 
litical Role, 1920-70. Next, a reactor 
panel composed of area residents, and 
the audience will have a chance to talk 
with Chafe about his ideas. 

Part four of the series has Ms. Mollie 
Abernethy, a history professor at 
Queens College, discussing "Perspectives 
on the Southern Woman with a Focus 
on Appalachia." A different panel, along 
with the audience, will have an oppor- 
tunity to react with the night's speaker. 
A photographic essay, "Appalachian 
Women", by Ms. Ann Hawthorne, con- 
cludes the program. She is artist-in-resi- 
dence at the Toe River Arts Council. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 

Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The summer lab schools to which we 
all look for help are going to be in two 
locations this year instead of having it 
at Montreat. The one in Charlotte at 
the Myers Park Presbyterian Church 
will be June 13-18 with housing accom- 
modations at Queens College and will 
be known as the Western Lab School. 
The Eastern Lab School will be in Fay- 
etteville at the Highlands Presbyterian 
Church on June 20-25 with housing ac- 
commodations at the Methodist College. 
Each lab will be for Church School 
classes Nursery 3's through Grade 6, 
and the cost of the lab experience will 
be $20.00. 

If you can not go one of these weeks 
maybe you could go the other, and may- 
be your church could pay part of your 
way. More information will be coming 
out soon, so make your plans to regis- 
ter when it arrives. 

Leadership Training Conference for 
North Carolina, June 20-25, at Mon- 
treat will contain the following courses: 
Worship for Church Professionals, Mar- 
riage Enrichment, Parent Education, 
Adult Studies, A Workshop on Com- 
munity Ministries, Christian Education 
Shared Approaches, and Youth Minis- 
tries. The Adult, youth and children 
studies used in the Leadership Training 
and the Lab Schools will be the 1976-77 
CLC studies. 



STEWARDSHIP BOOK 

A new book on stewardship written 
by Raymond Knudsen called New Mod- 
els For Financing the Local Church was 
highly recommended at a recent Synod 
Staff Meeting which was attended by 
your Presbytery Staff. It is full of many, 
many fine and innovative sources and 
means for stewardship in the local 
churches. For this reason it has been 
bought by the Presbytery Office here 
and will be available for loan to any 
church who would like to read it, and 
use it, too possibly. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH. NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



MARCH, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




Anderson 

v^ollege 



A Ministry 

Of The 

Asheville 

Presbytery 



Your First View 



1 What's It All About? ' 

Montreat- Anderson College provides a two-year, liberal arts educa- 
tion seasoned with a Christ-centered perspective. It is affiliated with 
the Asheville Presbytery of the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. The coed campus is located 
15 miles east of Asheville near Black Moun- 
tain. 



Approximately five years ago, the Board 
of Trustees, after careful consideration, de- 
cided that this would be not only a church- 
related college in name, but also a Christ- 
centered college. Due to this commitment, 
the college suffered a temporary reduction 
in attendance lowering its enrollment to 
313. The institution was deeply in debt. 

This year, following four years of a bal- 
anced budget and a great reduction of the 
operating debt, the college has an enroll- 
ment of 427 students and the real probabil- 
ity of being debt free by May 31, 1976. 

The number of students graduating from 
the college and going on to four-year in- 
stitutions has increased and the number of 
students eligible for national scholastic hon- 
ors has mushroomed. 

This all has been done during a period 
when many private colleges have experi- 
enced a decline in enrollment and current 
operating deficits. We are confident that 
we are on the right track as a Christian col- 
lege and will continue moving in that di- 
rection. 



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Asheville Presbytery 


Mr. P. K. Ferree 




Bryson City 


Mrs. Billy Graham 




Montreat 


Mr. Earl E. McGuire Jr. 




First Presbyterian 
Asheville 


Mr. Donald C. McKenzie 




Swannanoa 


The Rev. John C. Neville Jr. 




Hendersonville 


Mrs. Charles T. Rawls Jr. 




First Presbyterian 
Asheville 


Mr. 0. E. Starnes Jr. 




Oak Forest 


Mr. A. F. Tyson Jr. 




Black Mountain 


Miss Elizabeth Wilson 




Montreat 



Where Do You Fit In? 



At the February meeting of the 
Asheville Presbytery, your pastor and 
elders decided to set aside select Sun- 
days in March and April on which 
each church could hear the Montreat- 
Anderson College story. The special 
program provides a time when you 
can better acquaint yourself with a 
ministry of your presbytery, and your 
presence is needed by the college and 
your church. 



Another way in which we depend 
upon your involvement is in the re- 
cruitment of students. Your recom- 
mendation of Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege to high school students helps a 
lot in our admissions department, for 



example, our combined efforts this 

year brought in 99 students who live 

in the Asheville presbytery. If you 

wish to recommend a student to our 

admissions department, or to help in 

any other way, please call us at 669- 

8425. 

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Finally, the college is your outlet 
for many activities. For instance, the 
sparkling vocal talent of Miss Norma 
Zimmer headlines the 1976 "Friends 
Day" concert for Montreat-Anderson 
College. A regular on The Law- 
rence Welk Show, she will perform 
here Sat., April 24 at 8 p.m. in An- 
derson Auditorium. Ticket informa- 
tion may be obtained by calling the 
Development Office at 669-8011. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



MARCH, 1976 



Presbytery Approves M-AG Sunday 



Some have called Mon treat- Anderson 
College "the best kept secret in the Ashe- 



The Rev. 

Bill 

Anderson 

Director Of 
Development 

ville Presbytery." 
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No longer will that 



College 

Deserves Your 

Support 



The presbytery at its last meeting vot- 
ed to have the Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege story told in March and April at 
our churches. Each congregation will 
be setting aside its own day on which 
to learn about the college and its work 
in Christian higher education. 

Of major interest to local churches 
should be the large number of college- 






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Faces and Facts 



Montreat-Anderson College 



Liberal arts curriculum— private — two- 
year — coeducational — residential and 

day student provisions 
Emphasizes education with a Christ-cen- 
tered perspective 
Full accreditation by the Southern As- 
sociation of Colleges and Schools 
Degrees awarded for the Associate of 
Arts or the Associate of Science with 
specialties in Recreation Leadership, 
Natural Science and Secretarial Sci- 
ence 



THE FACULTY 

Positive Christian commitment 
Full-time professors; graduate students 

do not teach 
Graduates of numerous universities, 

widely traveled 

THE STUDENT BODY 

Small size (400-440) from 24 states and 

four foreign countries 
Ninety-three per cent of recent graduates 

transferred to over 80 colleges 



age Presbyterians enrolled at the col- 
lege. Forty-four per cent of the current 
student body is Presbyterian. Many of 
those live in our own presbytery. 

The kind of education these students 
receive is hard to find these days. The 
college emphasizes scholarship with a 
Christ-centered perspective. This means 
that a student whose faith is in Jesus 
Christ does not find any conflict between 
what he hears in the required Bible 
classes and in his biology or P. E. classes. 

The work for these students is deserv- 
ing of your support. If you are unable 
to attend your church program, then 
please send the college a gift. Above all, 
please pray for the students, faculty and 
staff. 

Memorials 

OR 

Flowers? 

There are times when words or other 
remembrances cannot express the deep 
loss of a loved one. You want to do 
more, to somehow fill the void. 

That life lives on, of course, in the 
memories of loved ones and in the ideals 
they shared. Through a memorial gift 
to Montreat-Anderson College, that life 
also will live on in the hearts of those 
who will be spiritually and mentally 
nourished by their educational experi- 
ences. 

Upon receipt of such a gift, a formal 
acknowledgement is sent to the family of 
the person memorialized or to the hon- 
oree, including the name and address of 
the donor. Along with a receipt of the 
gift, the college also sends the donor a 
confirmation of the name and address 
for whom the gift was given. 

A special "honors" register is kept on 
display in the Fellowship Hall lobby in- 
dicating the name of the donor and the 
name of the one memorialized or hon- 
ored. Acknowledgement of such gifts 
will be listed periodically in Our Moun- 
tain Work. Anyone wanting to designate 
use of the gift may do so. 



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CLIP AND MAIL TODAY 

To: Mr. William R. Anderson 

Montreat-Anderson College 

Montreat, N C 28757 

□ Here is my memorial gift of $ 

in memory of: 

NAME . 



ADDRESS- 
CITY 

STATE 



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YOUR NAME- 
ADDRESS 

CITY 

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MARCH, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Jack Guthrie, one of our former boys, 
has been promoted to advertising man- 
ager of the Gravely Advertising Agency 
of Winston-Salem. Jack is a 1970 gradu- 
ate of the Virginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity in Richmond, Virginia. He and 
his wife, Betty, and two children, Chris- 
tie and Ashlyn live in Clemmons, North 
Carolina. Jack entered the Home in 
1954 and graduated from Owen High 
School in 1966. 

Two of our boys, who are members 
of the Montreat-Anderson Baseball team 
are looking forward to a week in Flor- 
ida beginning March 28. Keith Thomas 
and Bobby Ferguson, both members of 
the baseball team, will join other mem- 
bers in a week long tournament in Boca 
Raton, Florida. 

The Superintendent and some staff 
members attended the Faculty Lectures 
at King College to hear Melanie Hyatt 
in her lecture to the faculty. Melanie 
is an honor student at King and engaged 
in many extra curricular activities. This 
spring she will be running for President 
af the student body. 

The larger boys and girls would like 
to thank those who contributed for the 
purchase of lamps for the study tables. 
A. few are still needed, and if anyone 
would like to make a contribution, mark 
it for study lamps for the larger boys 
and girls. 

Deborah Lynn Lovelace, age 11, has 
been admitted as a member of our fam- 
ily. Deborah is a sixth grade student 
from Weaverville where she was an 
honor student and a member of the 
junior band. We welcome Debbie into 
the fellowship of our family. 



APRIL BIRTHDAYS 

Day Age 

6 Karen Howard 10 

14 Walter Spillars 12 

23 Tina Clark 14 

23 Darlene Wiggins 12 

30 Sandy Spillars 13 



CHANGES from Page One 

The Council on Theology and Cul- 
ture will be enlarged and reconstituted 
and will include in its membership the 
Director of the GMB's Office of Corpo 
irate and Social Mission. 

A Committee on Minority Concerns 
will be added to the Office of the Gen- 
eral Assembly. 

The drafting team, after testing their 
first draft report with groups and in- 
dividuals, was to begin after March 15 
with the preparation of their final re- 
port to be presented for consideration at 
the 116th General Assembly. 



CHANGING PATTERNS OF 
MISSIONS AND GIVING 

The report of the Office of Review and 
Evaluation (page 1) points to some sig- 
nificant changes which have taken place 
over the years in the way Presbyterians 
understand mission responsibility and 
funding. 

During the early years of the Presby- 
terian Church in this country most mis- 
sion activity was done at the congrega- 
tional level. An exception to this was 
that presbyteries aided in the establish- 
ment of new churches at the time when 
the nation was expanding westward. The 
middle courts also assumed some respon- 
sibility for establishing and maintaining 
educational institutions. 

The sending of missionaries overseas 
and the preparation of educational ma- 
terials were done very largely by inde- 
pendent missionary and Sunday School 
societies. Denominations confined them- 
selves to court functions such as receiv- 
ing, ordaining and dismissing ministers 
with the exceptions indicated above. 

When our denomination was formed 
in 1861 as the Presbyterian Church in 
the Confederate States it took a forward 
step by establishing committees to per- 
form mission functions which were to be 
tied to the denomination. The newly 
formed committees bore these names: 
Foreign Missions, Education, Domestic 
Missions and Publications. This meant 
that mission work was being done at 
both assembly and congregational levels. 

When the General Assembly reorg- 
anized itself in 1927 Executive Commit- 
tees were established which were in large 
part autonomous as to program and 
funding. Mission emphasis still centered 
at assembly and congregational levels, 
but with the arrival of the Great Depres- 
sion of the 30s, presbyteries and the Gen- 
eral Assembly became partners in Home 
Missions to keep small churches opera- 
tional through financial aid. During 
all these years the synods continued their 
traditional oversight of the educational 
institutions. 

In 1949 the General Assembly was 
again reorganized to replace the Execu- 
tive Committees with Boards. This move 
increased the kinds of mission activity 
and leadership at the Assembly level and 
also entailed increased funding to sup- 
port the expanded activity. At about 
this time the middle courts, especially 
presbyteries, began assuming more re- 
sponsibility for program or mission ac- 
tivities. One of the clues to this change 
was that presbyteries began referring to 
their permanent employees as "executive 
secretaries" instead of "Home mission su- 
perintendents", the significance being 
that the executive secretary had oversight 
of a presbytery program that involved 
more than establishing new churches and 



sustaining small ones. It is interesting 
that Asheville Presbytery was one of the 
first in the General Assembly to have an 
"executive secretary". This is the term 
that was employed when Dr. R. E. Mc- 
Clure was called to the position in 1945. 

The Assembly reorganization which 
took place in 1972 officially recognized 
and endorsed the principle of "mission 
by middle courts". This has brought 
about reduced functions, reduced staff, 
and reduced funding at the Assembly 
level. The new philosophy states that 
"functions are to be performed at the 
court level of greatest efficiency." This 
has led in turn to assigning more respon- 
sibilities to presbyteries with a conse- 
quent increase in staff (our presbytery 
D. C. E.) and an increased budget. The 
new committee structure of presbytery 
(reported in recent issues of Our Moun- 
tain Work) has sought to make provi- 
sion for the new responsibilities. 

Changing Patterns of Giving 

The total giving of the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. has increased 461% during 
the past 25 years, but the purchasing 
power of current giving is the same as it 
was in 1964. During this same 25 years 
giving to benevolences (mission activity 
of all kinds) has increased 373%, but 
the purchasing power is at the 1959 lev- 
el. The only category of giving in which 
purchasing power is increasing as well 
as actual dollar increase is giving to the 
current operation of local congregations. 
Current expense giving (less building 
contributions) has increased 590% dur- 
ing the past 25 years. 

During recent years the giving to As- 
sembly and synod mission work has be- 
gun to decline in actual dollars. The 
purchasing power of Assembly dollars 
has declined by 50% in the past ten 
years and is less than at any time in the 
last twenty years. By contrast, giving to 
presbytery mission is increasing in actual 
dollars and is probably holding its own 
in purchasing power. This picture needs 
to be viewed in light of the increased 
responsibilities assigned to the presby- 
teries. 

Assembly mission is obviously hurting 
most. There are fewer actual dollars, 
the dollars will buy less, and the areas 
where most of the Assembly mission work 
is done (International Mission) is strug- 
gling with a rate of inflation many times 
greater than that which prevails in the 
United States. 

There would seem to be three alterna- 
tives. We can continue as we are, tak- 
ing care of ourselves first of all and dis- 
tributing the deficit to the mission be- 
yond the congregation. We can distrib- 
ute the deficit equally. We can encour- 
age the practice of Christian stewardship 
in order that there be no deficit. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



MARCH, 1971 



ifflnttnrtal (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Amos, Mr. Fred, Murphy — Mr. & Mrs. Harry 
Hogan, Canton. 

Baldwin, Mr. Jackson, Coral Gables, Fla. — 
Mrs. William M. Shepherd, Flat Rock. 

Bailey, Mrs. G. W., Georgetown, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Kytle Williams, Asheville. 

Ball, Mrs. Fred, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, Canton. Mr. 
& Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 

Barbour, Miss Harriette, Berryville, Va. — Miss 
Ann Sample, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
C. J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 

Bell, Mr. James R., Hendersonville — Dr. 
Leonard Barber, Jr. and Staff, Henderson- 
ville. 

Biggerstaff, Mr. Lloyd Y., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Bonner, Mrs. J. W., Columbia, S. C. — Mrs. 
Helma C. Palen, Mrs. Bernice Sentelle, 
Clyde. Joe and Martha Jean Cathey, Mrs. 
Martha C. Furness, Mr. & Mrs. Gardner 
Calvin, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Sam J. Cody & 
Family, Glenn and Evelyn Robinson, Cand- 
ler. 

Boss, Mr. John, Norfolk, Va. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Everett Gibbs, Asheville. 

Buesing, Mr. Richard G., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Campbell, Mrs. Herman A., Pinehurst, N. C. 
— Mrs. Harold S. Clark, Mr. E. Richard 
Cole, Asheville. 

The Grandmother of Floyd Carter — Mrs. Betty 
Jean Allen, Kenny Allen, Asheville. 

Cox, Mrs. Lois, Rock Hill, S. C. — Ladies 
Bible Class of Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church, Hazelwood. 

Duff, Mr. James W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. M. Terry, Jr., Martin, S. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

English, Mr. Daniel Leon, East Point, Ga. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

Fisher, Mrs. Dorothy, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Lewis Hunt, Bath, Pa. Mr. & Mrs. Ran- 
dolph N. Mitchell, Cisterna di Latina, Italy. 

Galloway, Mrs. M. 0., Arden — Mr. & Mrs. Al- 
bert F. Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ward, 
Arden. Mrs. Nora F. Morgan, Asheville. 

Gardner, Mrs. F. B., Brooklet, Ga. — Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

Gash, Mr. Winborne L., Etowah — Sunday 
School of Etowah Presbyterian Church, 
Marge and Lloyd Ducote, Etowah. 

Gilbert, Mr. William L. Ill, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Hayes, Mr. Freeman, Brevard — Jo and Rufus 
Summerow, Waynesville. 

Hedge, Mrs. O. E., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 



Hicklin, Mrs. Ann, Arden — Circle No. 9 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas S. Morrison, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert F. Kimzey, Arden. Mrs. J. L. Dot- 
son, Jessie C. McAliley, Rock Hill, S. C. 
Martin B., Valerie L. and Craig A. Carson, 
Carlisle, Pa. Mr. & Mrs. M. J. Dick, Opp. 
Ala. Mrs. Louise S. Hicklin, Richburg, S. C. 
Helen S. Hicklin, George O. Summers, 
Richmond, Va. Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Bailey, 
Hendersonville. Janet B. Carson, Kershaw, 
S. C. Sarah Cloud, Clemson, S. C. 

Horton, Mrs. Ethel, Albemarle, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ralph Rector, Hendersonville. 

Houston, Mrs. S. A., Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 
H. McKay, Flat Rock. Miss Anne Sample, 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Ingle, Mrs. W. F., Asheville — Ruth Davis, Mrs. 
Nora F. Morgan, Col. & Mrs. Robert C. 
Brown, Asheville. 

Jarrett, Miss Mary, Hayesville — Mrs. Tom 
Gray, Hayesville. 

Johnson, Mr. Vernon, Black Mountain — Mrs. 
Evelyn Lusk, Black Mountain. 

Land, Mr. Homer, Maryville, Tenn. — Ruth Da- 
vis, Asheville. 

Lee, Mrs. Ralph, Asheville — Elizabeth Hayes, 
Billy Rose, Raleigh, N. C. Alleen E. Rogers, 
Wake Forest, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. N. K. Dicker- 
son, Monroe, N. C. Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, 
Mrs. Frank J. Lhota, Miss Annie Westall, 
Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association, 
Women's Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Mrs. Paul L. Taylor, Mrs. 
Olivette S. Lawhon, Spartanburg, S. C. Anne 
Noble Northrup, Southern Pines, N. C. Har- 
old L. Lawhon, Union, S. C. Jean Helms, 
Greensboro, N. C. Mrs. James M. Bigham, 
Columbia, S. C. 

Leeman, Mr. Otty E., W. Palm Beach, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Powell, Hendersonville. 

Lipe, Thomas Alexander, Candler — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert Tweed Sr. and Ada, Asheville. 

Maddox, Mrs. Verda, Salisbury, MD. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

McKinley, Mrs. J. G., Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. 
Rufus Summerrow, Millie Hines, Jo Sum- 
merow, Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Waynesville. Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Colon O. Trest, Mr. & 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Mr. & Mrs. James M. 
Davis, Sr., Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. Roy S. 
Wright, Canton. Robert C. Chinn, Chief 
CPF-X, Doris Cox CPF-R, June Welse CPF- 
S, Rita Blanchard CPF-M, Sylvia Lovestead 
CPF-M, Helen Shearer CPF-M, Helen Mar- 
tin CPF-S, Ida Trauffer CPF-S, all of US 
Army Armament Command Finance & Acct., 
Rock Island, III. 

McLean, Dr. A. A. — Women of Montreat Pres- 
byterian Church, Montreat. 

McLean, Mrs. Oscar, Topton, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Rufus Summerow, Waynesville. 

Miller, Mrs. Ina, Hendersonville — Miss Bea- 
trice Williams, Mrs. Frank E. McFarland, 
Hendersonville. 

Newbrough, Mrs. Myrtle — Mrs. George Tilley, 
Hazelwood. 

Patten, Mr. Arthur H., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonvile. 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
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(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Phillips, Mr. Emerson, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs 

Martin Cunningham, Sylva. 

Poore, Mrs. Emma, Candler — Women's BibU 
Class of First Church, Asheville. 

Richbourg, Kenley, Lumberton, N. C. — Mrs 
Mary Jane Pegram, Asheville. 

Sample, Mr. Harry, Hendersonville — Mr. 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Sams, Mr. S. V., Asheville — Women of Th 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Ladles' 
Bible Class of Weaverville Presbyteriar 
Church, Men's Bible Class of Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. Mr. Johr 
H. Mull, Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville 

Satterfield, Mr. David O., Waynesville — Mrs 
Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 

Shutes, Mrs. Pearl, Pontiac, Mich. — Miss 
Josephine Osborne, Women of The Wea-i 
verville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville 

Smith, Mrs. O. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. D 
K. Drum, Asheville. 

Tarr, Mrs. John H., Asheville — Ruth Davis 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert M. Pratt 
Arlington, Va. 

Tilley, Mrs. Nettie — Mrs. George Tilley, Ha- 
zelwood. 

Toms, Mr. M. F., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Ulp, Mrs. John C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Eas 
ton L. Hulme, Asheville. 

Wallace, Mr. Floyd E., Pittsburgh, Pa.— Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles G. Todd, Hendersonville. 

Whitaker, Mr. David B., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Pearl L. Brittain, Hendersonville. 

Wollner, Mr. Walter, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Wood, Mrs. Richard Sr., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 



JUNIOR HIGH RALLY 

The Spring Rally for all the Junior 
Highs of the Presbytery is May 14 and 
15, Friday and Saturday, at the Assembly 
Inn, Montreat, N. C. This is for all 
who are now in the 6th, 7th, and 8th 
grades, and will run from just before 
supper on Friday until after lunch on 
Saturday. The theme for the rally is 
Growing in Grace and Knowledge, 
taken from II Peter 3:18. Rev. Ed. Gra- 
ham will coordinate the Bible studies 
on this theme, with Mr. Pete George 
doing the keynote address. Rev. Mr. 
Dick McKell is to lead the recreational 
program and planning for the event. 
Registrations will be due Wednesday 
noon prior to the Rally and should be 
sent to Mrs. Jack Crawford, 100 Sun- 
rise Terrace, Montreat, N. C. 28757 (or 
669-2630) . 



PRESBYTERY TREASURER 
REPORT 

Contributions received by the Central 
Treasurer through March 8 for Budget- 
ed Benevolences total $32,211.06. This 
compares to $24,731.84 received during 
the same period, January and February, 
in 1975. 

Non-Budgeted Benevolences for As- 
sembly, Synod and Presbytery (chiefly 
Witness Season Offering) have amount- 
ed to $8,941.65 for the first two months 
of 1976. The comparable figure for 1975 
was $7,986.05. 



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Vol. LXVII 



1976 



April 

No. 4 



PRESBYTERY MEETS AT WEST 
ASHEVILLE 

The Spring meeting of Asheville Pres- 
ibytery was held at the West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 
3, 1976. Moderator R. Lynn Crawley 
i)f the Westminster Church called the 
■meeting to order and presided. 

A communion service was conducted 
|by the Rev. William R. Anderson and 
:he Rev. W. Donald Munson assisted by 
elders of the West Asheville and Mal- 
'yern Hills churches. 

This was the first meeting of the pres- 
joytery in which the newly adopted or- 
ganization functioned. The newly elect- 
ed Stated Clerk, the Rev. D. E. Renegar, 
issumed the duties of that office. He 
was assisted for this meeting by the Rev. 
Jack Parse of Canton. 

The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, 
lhairman of the Executive Committee 



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MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
STUDENTS WORK AT 
LITTLE PISGAH CAMP 

Twenty Montreat-Anderson students 
went to Little Pisgah Camp for a day 
of work on Saturday, March 20 and put 
a "new look" to the woods and the beach 
area. 

Chain saws, axes, bow saws, fire rakes, 
brush axes, mattocks, and shovels were 
used in the days outing to prepare a 
drainage ditch separating the beach area 
and the woods and bank so that rainwa- 
ter would not carry the sand into the 
lake. The drainage ditch was backed 
up by telephone poles anchored into the 
ground. 

Dead tree branches left by the loggers 
who cleaned out the dead pine trees 
(killed by the beetle) were all cleaned 
up and cut into four foot lengths for 
stacking and use as bonfire wood or to 
rot away, whichever comes first. Branch- 
es were stacked in out-of-the-way areas. 
A number of dead standing pine trees 
on the beach area were cut down and 
sawed up for firewood and their branch- 
es treated the same way as men- 
tioned above. The entire woodland area 
between the main road and the swim- 
ming area is completely beautified in 
terms of the removal of branches and 
dead undergrowth. This same treatment 
will be given the grounds around the 
pavillion and the sleeping cabins in later 
work days. 



STATED CLERK'S SUMMARY OF 
STATISTICAL REPORTS FOR 1975 

Female Elders 37 

Male Elders . .. 267 

Female Deacons 21 

Male Deacons 212 

Added on Profession of Faith ..... 120 

Other Gains 441 

Total Gains 561 

Losses *598 

Presbytery net loss 37 

TOTAL COMMUNICANTS 8588 

Women Communicants 4422 

Adult Baptisms 38 

Infant Baptisms 77 

S.S. Enrollment 3304 

*Of this number, 255 were placed on 
Inactive roll 

FINANCIAL STATISTICS OF 

CHURCHES 
INCOME 

Regular contributions $1,441,163. 

Building/Cap Fund Receipt 221,783. 

Other 174,938. 

Total $1,838,884. 

Expenditures 

Local Program & Mission „ $1,133,682. 
Building/Cap. Funds . 305,264. 

Presbytery 183,937. 

Synod 39,145. 

General Assembly 73,722. 

Other 110,175. 

Total Benevolences 407,479. 

Total $1 ,846,425. 



The students began their work at 9:30 
a.m., brought their lunches and fin- 
ished up at 3:00 p.m. 

Two more work project days are 
planned by Montreat-Anderson students 
in addition to the May 1 and May 8 
Saturday work days scheduled by Pres- 
bytery's office and the Camp Council. 






THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery In 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville. N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 



Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mrs. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 
Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Philip Brintnall, 
Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howard Warren, 
16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR — Robin Evans, 
Kenilworth. 

TREASURER — Keith Haggard, 
Arden 

HISTORIAN — Paula Ford, Malvern 
Hills. 



SECRETARY — 
Westminster. 

REGISTRAR — 
Black Mountain. 



Esther Evans, 
Bobby Ballard, 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gina 
Philips, Brevard-Davidson River — 
Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver — Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant — Mary McGeachy, Trinity — 

Vickie George, Arden Anne 

Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
"Sandy" Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 

Minnick. 



NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING 

AT KING COLLEGE NEARS 

COMPLETION 

White Hall, the new $2.1 million 
building at King College, will be ready 
for occupancy early this spring, accord- 
ing to Dr. Edward W. Burke, Jr., head 
of the Division of Natural Sciences and 
Mathematics at King. 

The building is named for the late 
Mr. and Mrs. James C. White of Kings- 
port, Tenn. Mr. White was a former 
president of Tennessee Eastman Com- 
pany and was president of the Trustees 
of King College from 1963 to 1971. 

"The science division is looking for- 
ward to occupying the very excellent 
facilities in White Hall," commented 
Dr. Burke. "The new building will pro- 
vide adequate classroom space and of- 
fice space for all the departments of the 
division — biology, chemistry, mathe- 
matics, and physics — and ample labora- 
tory space for the three natural sciences. 
Classroom space will also be available 
for other disciplines from other acade- 
mic divisions." 

Quite a large percentage of this year's 
freshman class at King have declared 
their interest in the sciences and mathe- 
matics as prospective majors, as have 
other classes in recent years. So the col- 
lege is happy to have these superior 
facilities available for its students. 

White Hall will afford a greatly ex- 
panded space for biology and physics 
and a somewhat expanded space for 
chemistry. The Biology Department, 
which has the largest number of majors 
in the division and the largest upper- 
level courses, will have enough labora- 
tory space so that multiple sections will 
no longer be required in upper-level 
courses and the number of laboratory 
sections can be reduced in elementary 
biology. 

For all three natural sciences, there 
will be adequate laboratory space so 
that equipment can be left in place for 
extended periods of several weeks in- 
stead of having to be changed daily to 
make room for another lab. All the de- 
partments will be able to use lecture-de- 
monstrations more effectively than in 
the past because in the new building 
the equipment can be set up the after- 
noon or evening before a lecture and 
left in place. 

The new building will include a 
small auditorium which will seat some 
130 persons. Excellent housing for the 
Wang mini-computer is also provided. 

An unusual instrument is being de- 
signed and built for White Hall — a 
solar telescope that will produce an im- 
age of the sun in the physics lecture 
room or laboratory where sunspots can 
be viewed and where the sun can be 
studied spectroscopically. This instru- 
ment is being constructed in the science 
shop at the college and will be set on a 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 
Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 
Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Morning Class — It helps us to feel 
new life and enthusiasm when we dofe 
something inspiring. Use a filmstrip 
from West Asheville or Bryson City for 
your topic, invite a guest person in to 
present the lesson, have a hymn study 
and sing resulting from the lesson scrip-1 it 
ture and topic. This is spring, and doing T 
something special will make you alls origi 
feel glad and motivated. 

As a Superintendent of the Church 
School, why don't you plan to have aj 
dinner in honor of your teachers at the 
church, at a restaurant, or at someones 
home? Have an inspirational speaker to 
again make them feel real purpose in 
their work, with a time for them to do 
some sharing. Gathering; our teachers to- 
gether in various forms within the local 
congregations has been one of the aims| 
of congregational mission this year 
More churches are seeing the value of 
this as a morale booster and challenge 
instrument for the workers in the[ l . 
Church School, and so they are having 
teacher gatherings. Consider doing this 
often in your church. 



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Evening Fellowships — Have you recenta lides 
ly tried exchange programs with other! tut ( 
groups in the Presbytery who are aboutl 
your size and age make-up? What you 
do is to invite them over to your pro- 
gram one night and share with them ai 
program you think will be good that 
you give. They in turn are to do the* enins 
same thing and have you over sometime in 
in the future. You might invite in a 
speaker for the occasion, have a game 
of sharing basic beliefs, or invite the 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes from 
Montreat-Anderson College to do the 
program. 



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flat roof at the rear of the first floor oi it 
White Hall. Light will be reflected down 
into the basement laboratories. 

The building is of Georgian archi 
tecture, similar to the other brick build 
ings about the campus oval. Kearfoti 
& Jones of Bristol are the architects, anc 
J. E. Green Company of Johnson City 
Tenn., are the builders. 



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REVISED CHANGES IN 
ASSEMBLY ORGANIZATION 

Major changes in denominational 
tructures are proposed in a revised re- 
port released early in April by the Office 
>f Review and Evaluation of the Presby- 
erian Church in the U.S. 

The report and its far-reaching recom- 
nendations are docketed for action by 
he 116th General Assembly, which 
neets June 11-19 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

The initial draft was released a month 
go for study and testing among some 
00 church members and groups which 
)articipated in the data-gathering pro- 
ess on which the report was based. The 
irst draft was reported in a story in the 
vlarch issue of Our Mountain Work. 

The revised version differs from the 
wiginal draft in a number of respects. 

It recommends changing the name of 
he General Executive Board to the Gen- 
ral Assembly Mission Board. (The ear- 
ier draft suggested General Mission 
Soard.) 

There would be 57 members on the 
nission board instead of the present 72 
>r the 55 recommended earlier. 

Its chairperson and chairperson-in- 
tomination would be elected by the 
General Assembly. Presently, the im- 
nediate past moderator of the Assem- 
bly automatically becomes chairperson. 
(This practice would be continued dur- 
ng the first year of transition.) 

The Rev. Dr. Richard G. Hutcheson, 
r., chairperson of the three-member ex- 
cutive staff of the Office of Review and 
Evaluation, said the final report pro- 
ides greater continuity with the pres- 
nt organization as far as internal divi- 
ion structure is concerned. It also re- 
luces the possibility of disruption of 
ervices during the transition, he de- 
lared. 

The plan provides a further strength- 
ning of managerial accountability with- 
n the organization. 

It eliminates the Management Team 
(six staff directors) as a structure for 
ollective management and emphasizes 
:he role of each division director to man- 
ige the staff and functions of the divi- 
ion. 

In addition, it provides for an admin- 
strative director as chief administrator 
>f the mission board, with responsibility 
or coordinating its entire program, in 
ooperation with the division directors. 

The report elevates the role of the 
nission board chairperson to provide 
dsible leadership throughout the church. 

He or she would maintain an office 
it the Presbyterian Center in Atlanta 
md give as much time to leadership of 
he mission board as other commitments 
)ermit. However, the chairperson 
vould not be expected to live in At- 
anta. 

The proposed General Assembly Mis- 
ion Board structure would have an Ad- 
ninistrative Committee and five divi- 
ions. 



The Administrative Committee would 
replace the present Executive Commit- 
tee and would fulfill most of the func- 
tions assigned to an Administrative Di- 
vision proposed in the initial report. 

Its functions would include interpre- 
tation and advocacy for the overall pro- 
gram; budget preparation; planning, re- 
search and operational evaluation; co- 
ordination of functions involving more 
than one division; staff personnel ser- 
vices. 

In addition, it would nominate divi- 
sion staff directors for election by the 
mission board and confirmation by the 
General Assembly, confirm division pro- 
fessional staff nominated by division di- 
rectors and elected by divisions, and 
nominate mission board members for as- 
signment to divisions. 

The report recommends bringing to- 
gether all overseas mission functions in- 
to a single Division of International 
Mission, including missionary enlistment 
and support, overseas national church 
relationships, World Service and inter- 
national leadership development. 

As a modification of the present divi- 
sional alignment, the plan would en- 
large the range of responsibilities of the 
Division of Professional Development 
and redesignate it as a Division of Court 
Partnership Services. 

Lodged in the division would be an 
Office of Professional Development for 
ministerial and lay professional reloca- 
tion, professional support services, wom- 
en in church professions and ordination 
examinations; a Committee on Theologi- 
cal Education; Office of Stewardship 
and Funding; a toll-free Telephone In- 
formation Exchange (TIE-line) ; liaison 
with the Presbyterian Foundation; 
management of a court overture process 
for new program emphasis; and man- 
agement of priority, communication and 
resource systems in partnership with 
middle courts. 

The Division of Corporate and Social 
Mission, which was incorporated as an 
office in the Division of National Mis- 
sion in the earlier draft, retains most of 
its present functions in the new report. 

Its responsibilities would include ecu- 
menical coordination, the Washington 
communicator's office, corporate witness 
in public affairs, higher education and 
health and welfare. 

The division's director also would 
be assigned as a member of the 
staff of the Council on Theology and 
Culture. The council is related to the 
Committee on Assembly Operations, 
funded by a separate budget. 

The Division of National Mission 
would have the responsibility for Chris- 
tian education, women's work, evange- 
lism, church development, worship, 
Chaplains and military personnel, youth 
ministry and minority church education. 

In addition, it would maintain insti- 
tutional liaison with Stillman College, 
Presbyterian School of Christian Educa- 



tion and the Mountain Retreat Associa- 
tion Management Council. 

The Division of Central Support Ser- 
vices would provide general administra- 
tive support services for all divisions, a 
central treasurer and general accounting, 
electronic data processing, materials dis- 
tribution and property and records man- 
agement. 

Lodged under the division's Office of 
Media Communication would be print 
media, John Knox Press, broadcasting 
and audio-visuals. 

While most of the data in the study 
related to the General Executive Board, 
attention also was directed at five agen- 
cies funded through the Committee on 
Assembly Operations: the office of the 
stated clerk of the General Assembly, Of- 
fice of Review and Evaluation, Commit- 
tee on Women's Concerns, Council on 
Theology and Culture, and Committee 
on Presbyterian and Reformed History. 

Aside from the proposal to enlarge the 
size of the Council on Theology and Cul- 
ture, the report calls for clarification of 
linkage and funding relationships to As- 
sembly Operations for the five agencies. 

The Office of Review and Evaluation 
wants to expand a recommendation from 
the General Executive Board asking the 
Tuscaloosa Assembly to study the advisi- 
tility of continuing the per capita appor- 
tionment. 

It is asking the Assembly to direct the 
Committee on Assembly Operations and 
the General Assembly Mission Board "to 
appoint a task force of six persons (three 
from each) to make an intensive study of 
all issues related to patterns of giving, 
budgeting and funding, use of benevol- 
ent contributions, the equalization pro- 
cess, and use of per capita apportion- 
ment." 

The task force would report to the 
1977 Assembly "with recommendations 
for such policies and changes as may be 
indicated." 

BENEVOLENCE 
CONTRIBUTIONS 

Contributions for budgeted benevol- 
ences received by the central treasurer 
through April 6 have amounted to $44,- 
594.53. The comparable figure for the 
same period in 1975 was $43,609.78. 

Non-budgeted receipts for the first 
three months of 1976 have been $14,- 
473.44. The comparable figure for last 
year was $11,526.73. 

PRESBYTERY MEN TO MEET 
MAY 6 

The men of the Church in Asheville 
Presbytery will meet at Presbytery's 
Camp on Thursday evening, May 6 at 
6:30 o'clock. E. A. Andrews, Chairman 
of the Camp Council, will be in charge 
of the supper and the program. 

The meeting will be presided over by 
the President, Phillip Brintnall of Bry- 
son City. 



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PRESBYTERY from Page One 

on Church Related Vocations, reported 
for that committee. Included among 
the recommendations were proposals for 
retreats and educational events which 
will be announced in detail as they are 
developed. As a part of the report of 
the Commission on the Minister the 
Rev. John C. Neville gave the results of 
a study he had been directed to conduct 
relative to remuneration of the pastors 
in the presbytery. 

The report of the Executive Commit- 
tee on Congregational Training and Re- 
sources was presented by the Rev. Leroy 
Secrest, Chairman. It was reported that 
the Cullowhee congregation has plans 
for a sanctuary and that the committee 
is making a grant to assist in that pro- 
ject. Mr. Secrest also presented the Rev. 
Sandy Curnow, the Rev. Bill Martin, 
and Miss Carlisle Hoyt who reported on 
youth and leadership functions of the 
committee. 

The report of the Executive Commit- 
tee on Administration and Promotion 
was made by the Rev. Hoyt Evans in the 
absence of the Chairman, Dr. John Bee- 
gle of Cullowhee. This committee pre- 
sented an audit of Presbytery's accounts 
and indicated how the committee was 
being organized to do its work. 

Elder Graham Price of Weaverville, 
Chairman of the Executive Committee 
on New Ministries, reported for that 
committee. He indicated that the com- 
mittee had conducted one meeting al- 
ready to define its responsibilities and 
would likely have more concrete pro- 
posals for the next meeting of presby- 
tery. 

The annual report for the Presbyte- 
rian Home for Children was made by 
the Rev. H. B. Dendy, President of the 
Board of Trustees, and by Donald C. 
McKenzie, Superintendent. They ex- 
pressed gratitude for the outstanding 
support received from the ministers and 
churches of the presbytery which had en- 
abled the Home to remain solvent even 
in the face of rising costs. 



The report for Montreat-Anderson 
College was presented by the Rev. John 
C. Neville, a member of the Board of 
Trustees, who also called on another 
Board member, Mr. Donald McKenzie. 
They reported on the growth and spiri- 
tual and academic health of the college. 
Mr. McKenzie made special reference to 
the outstanding record of the Montreat- 
Anderson baseball team during the cur- 
rent season. 

Present for the meeting was Dr. James 
McChesney, GEB's Regional Communi- 
cator for North Carolina. He reported 
on recent developments in the Board, es- 
pecially regarding proposals for mission 
funding. He tested the presbytery's pref- 
erence with respect to the Board's rec- 
ommendation that benevolence money 
be divided 60% for overseas work to 
40% for domestic work instead of 
70% to 30% as it now is. The presby- 
tery preference was overwhelmingly in 
favor of the 70%-30% division. Dr. Mc- 
Chesney indicated that he was finding 
this sentiment widely expressed. 

Presbytery adopted an overture to be 
forwarded to the General Assembly re- 
questing the Assembly "to direct the 
GEB to take oversight of institutional 
chaplains (not in the military) who are 
members of the Presbyterian Church, 
U. S." The overture was originated by 
the Rev. James H. Skelton, himself a 
chaplain at W.N.C. Hospital at Black 
Mountain. In speaking to his overture, 
Chaplain Skelton pointed out that in- 
stitutional chaplains and their work 
have been largely ignored by the de- 
nomination over a long period of time, 
and that the modest progress that had 
been made was lost in the restructure 
process. 

The Stated Clerk, the Rev. D. E. Ren- 
egar, gave a summary of statistics from 
the 1975 reports and commented on 
these. A motion prevailed that the 
Committee on Administration and Pro- 
motion be directed to study the report 



Synod Conferences at Montreat 

1976 

The North Carolina Women's Weekend 

Conference — 

June 12-13 

The North Carolina Women's 
Conference — 
June 14 - 18 

Synod Men's Conference — 
June 18-20 

Synod Leadership Training 

Conference — - 

June 20 - 25 

Synod Laboratory Schools 

Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 

Charlotte, N. C. 

June 13 - 18 

Highland Presbyterian Church, 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

June 20 - 25 

N. C. SYNOD TO MEET AT 
DAVIDSON 

The annual meeting of the Synod of 
North Carolina will meet June 1 and 2 
at Davidson College in Davidson, N. C. 
The synod is made up of the ministers 
and churches in the seven presbyteries 
located in the state of North Carolina. 

The meeting will be opened during 
the early afternoon on Tuesday by the 
Moderator, Dr. David Burr who is Pas- 
tor of First Presbyterian Church, Win- 
ston-Salem. Scheduled to succeed him 
in the office is Mrs. Britt (Jane) Arm- 
field. Mrs. Armfield is a Ruling Elder in 
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. 

A special BiCentennial Feature is 
planned for the afternoon of June 1 un- 
der the direction and leadership of the 
Rev. A. M. McGeachy, a member of the 
BiCentennial Committee and Pastor of 
Trinity Church, Hendersonville. On 
Tuesday evening there will be a colonial 
worship service led by the Rev. John B. 
Rogers, Jr., Pastor of the Davidson Col- 
lege Church. 

The greater part of the business of the 
synod will be transacted on Wednesday 
according to Dr. V. Robert Jansen, Syn- 
od's General Secretary and Stated Clerk. 
Adjournment is planned for late after- 
noon on Wednesday. 



forms with a view to making recommen- 
dations for greater clarity. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet on 
Tuesday, July 13, at the First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Swannanoa. The Presby- 
terian Home for Children will join in 
the entertainment of Presbytery. 



APRIL, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

By The Superintendent 

Airs. Mary Nesbitt retired on disabil- 
ity after fourteen years of service. The 
Board of Trustees honored Mrs. Nesbitt 
at the March meeting and presented her 
a plaque. Mrs. Georgia Haynes reached 
retirement age in December but filled in 
jas relief housemother in March and the 
Board will honor her with a presenta- 
tion at the April meeting. 

Miss Doris C. Wilson from Spartan- 
iburg, South Carolina, will join our 
i staff as a relief housemother. Miss 
'Wilson is a graduate of Spartanburg Ju- 
nior College, Spartanburg Technical In- 
stitute, and comes to us after eight years 
of experience at the South Carolina State 
School for the Deaf and Blind. 

Jimmy Bell and the larger boys have 
been busy for the last two months in the 
beautification of our pasture. Exten- 
sive bulldozing and heavy equipment 
work has helped us accomplish this task. 
We would like to thank our friends for 
contributions towards this work. 

Debbie Lovelace won second place in 
the Black Mountain Spelling Bee held 
at the Black Mountain Grammar School 
recently. 



MAY BIRTHDAYS 

Day Age 

14 Karla Buckner 11 

14 Keila Buckner 11 

16 Kathy Spillars 15 

19 Ashley Jaynes 16 



JUNIOR HI RETREAT, 
MAY 14-15 

The Rev. Bill Martin has announced 
plans for the Spring Retreat for Junior 
Hi Young People in the churches of the 
presbytery. 

The event will be held May 14 and 15 
at Assembly Inn in Montreat. Young 
people in grades 6, 7, and 8 are eligible 
to attend. Cost will be $14. 

ANDREWS AND PARKS 
ELECTED TO COMMITTEES 

E. A. "Andy" Andrews of Montreat 
was elected to a term on presbytery's Ex- 
ecutive Committee on Congregational 
Training and Resources at the April 13 
meeting. Mr. Andrews continues to 
serve as Chairman of the Camp Council 
of the parent committee. 

The Rev. David Parks was elected to 
serve as a member of Synod's (N. C.) 
Coordinating Council. Mr. Parks has 
had previous service on Synod's Nomi- 
nating and Boundaries Committees. 



EVANGELISM HANDBOOK 
AVAILABLE 

A handbook on evangelism was due 
from the printers April 1 for distribu- 
tion to members of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. 

"Of Beans and Philistines: A Hand- 
book on Evangelism for Plain Presby- 
terians" it was written by the Rev. Rob- 
ert T. Henterson, staff associate for evan- 
gelism for the General Executive Board 
(GEB) . 

The loose-leaf handbook contains 10 
sections of theological and practical 
helps aimed primarily at the smaller 
congregations, Henderson said. 

The title is a reference in 2 Samuel 
23:11-12 about one of David's men who 
was used in winning a significant vic- 
tory because he stood his ground in a 
plot of lentils and fought when the other 
Israelites ran away. 

Henderson said it is easy to identify 
the cause of evangelism with that soldier, 
Shammah, because most of the work is 
done by lonely people in unglamerous 
spots. 

The handbook was offered free to 
persons on the GEB mailing list, with 
the return of a postcard. Nearly 1,750 
cards were returned, and 2,000 copies of 
the handbook are being printed. The 
free offer ceases at the date of printing, 
Henderson said. 

The 10 sections of the handbook are 
The Context of Evangelism, The Con- 
tent of Evangelism, The Experience of 
Evangelism, Proclamation as Evangelism, 
Community as Evangelism, Lifestyle of 
Radical Obedience as Evangelism, Dis- 
ciplemaking and Evangelism, Evangelism 
and Real Non-Christian Persons, Evan- 
gelism Within Presbyterian Structures 
and Resources for Evangelism. 

BI CENTENNIAL OBSERVANCE 
PLANNED 

At its April meeting Asheville Presby- 
tery approved recommendations from its 
Special Committee on BiCentennial Ob- 
servance. The report was presented by 
the Chairman, the Rev. W. Donald 
Munson. 

The report recommended that Presby- 
tery's celebration of the bi centennial be 
held on Saturday, November 13, 1976 at 
Anderson Auditorium, Montreat, N. C. 
The program will highlight the history 
of the presbytery and its churches. More 
information will appear as plans ma- 
terialize. 

MEMORIALS from Page Six 

Nettles, Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas McCon- 
nell, Asheville. Mrs. R. C. Torian, Charlotte. 
Congressman Roy A. Taylor, Washington, 
D.C. 
Nelms, Mr. Lloyd, Nicholson, Ga. — Mr. Harry 
N. Matthews, Canton. 



Osborne, Mrs. E. R., Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Osborne, Mrs. Jean Gentry, Canton — Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Osborne, Mr. John H., Horse Shoe — Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Parsons, Mr. Charles H., Coral Gables, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Pence, Mr. Edward, Johnson City, Tenn. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Smith, Henderson- 
ville. 

Poore, Mrs. Emma, Candler — Mrs. Roy J. 
Douglas, Circle #9 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Privett, Mrs. Josephine, Friendship, Tenn. — 
Mrs. Rush G. Allison, Brevard. 

Ramsey, Mr. Gordon L, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Edward Bates, Mr. & Mrs. Carl M. Saw- 
yer, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 
Mr. J. L. Quakenbush, Canton. 

Richburg, Mr. Robert K., Lumberton, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Asheville. 

Riggins, Mr. Henry, Asheville — Mrs. Conyers 
Pfaff, Rockville, Md. 

Roberts, Mr. Melvin C, Marshall, N. C. — 
Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 

Rose, Mr. Thomas Wayne, Roanoke Rapids, 
N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. Dawkins K. Hodges, 
Weldon, N. C. 

Salmon, Mrs. Curtis, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Cecil Swann, Asheville. 

Sample, Mr. Harry, Asheville — Miss Ash- 
leigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

Sams, Mr. S. V., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Gra- 
ham Price, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Aiken, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Glasgow, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sluder, Circle #1 of 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. John 
McDowell, Board of Deacons of Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Shutes, Mrs. C. H., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Graham Price, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Bran- 
don Glasgow, Weaverville. 

Siler, Leon and Kathleen — Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
Stanton, Asheville. 

Smith, Miss Matilda, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Jeanne Franklin and Family, Mountain 
Home. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville — Mrs. Kytle 
Williams, Asheville. 

Stonecipher, Mr. Cecil, Hendersonville — Miss 
Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

Stroud, Mrs. Leatha, Walterboro, S. C. — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 

Tarr, Mrs. Vera M., Asheville — Mrs. Roy J. 
Douglas, Asheville. 

Taylor, Miss Eulah — Mr. & Mrs. Howard W. 
Charnock, Jr., Richland, Wash. 

Terrell, Mr. Robert L., Hendersonville — Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonvile. 

Thomas, L. Carper, Durham, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Rockwell-Ballew Unit 
2 of American Legion Auxiliary, Asheville. 
Mrs. Basil R. Howell, Leicester. 

Todd, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 

Towns, Mr. James, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Edwin H. Brichford, Hendersonville. 

Tucker, Mr. Z. Bright, Monroe, N. C. — Mrs. 
F. B. Short, Asheville. 

Ulp, Mrs. John C, Jr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Usry, Mr. Stirling T., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. K. Westwood, Brevard. 

Watson, Jane — Mr. & Mrs. Al D'Amlco, Mrs. 
W. H. McMurray, Swannanoa. 

White, Mrs. Katherin Goodman, Sumter, S.C. 
— Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Henderson- 
ville. 

Williams, Mr. Hugh Trevor, Belmond, Iowa — 
Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. 
Aycock, Brevard. 

Williams, Dr. Henry, Hickory — Mr. & Mrs. 
John I. Bush, Hendersonville. 

Wood, Mrs. Richard Sr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Yeargan, Mrs. C. B., Highpoint, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. T. Crockett, Franklin. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1976 



iMnnnrial (StfiB 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Allison, Mr. C. Howard, Charlotte, N.C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. R. Ned Morris, Asheville. 
Ashe, Lillian S., Andrews — Mr. & Mrs. Edgar 

A. Wood, Jr., Andrews. The Bulgin Family, 

Franklin, M. S. and Rosalind Bulgin Wilson, 

Doraville, Ga. 
Avant, Mr. P. K., Whiteville, N.C— Men's Bible 

Class of First Church, Asheville. 
Baker, Mr. Howard. Calif.— Mrs. W. H. Mc- 

Murray, Mr. and Mrs. A. D'Amico, Swan 

nanoa. 
Ball, Mr. Leonard, Black Mountain — Miss 

Laura Cline and Mother Cline, Asheville. 
Ballard, Mr. C. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Wal- 
do Lanning, Asheville. 
Barbour, Miss Harriette, Berryville, Va. — M. 

Marie Duncan, Hendersonville. 
Bartins, Mr. Stanley, McDonald, Pa. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Alvan L. Berry, Hendersonville. 
Beale, Mrs. E. P., Sr., Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 

David Ladd & Family, Brevard. 
Bennett, Mr. Frank, New Jersey — Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard Schmidt, Brevard. 
Bessellieu, G. A., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 
Black, Mr. Joseph Ben, Candler — Mr. & Mrs. 

Luther Parris, Candler. 
Boorse. Mrs. Edward, No. Wales, Pa. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray Winchester, Brevard. 
Boss, Mr. John, Norfolk, Va. — Mrs. Walter J. 

Boggs, Asheville. 
Bowman, Mrs. Augie, Hendersonville — Mr. 

Vernon Johnson. Mr. Leander Johnson, Dr. 

& Mrs. C. B. Chandler, Dr. & Mrs. W. A. 

Luck, Mrs. John M. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 

A. G. Randolph, Jr., Hendersonville. Elsie 

G. Cady, Arden. 
Bradley. Mr. F. Theron, Litchfield, Conn. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Gardner, Ruth Gard- 
ner. Hendersonville. 
Brady, Mr. F. E. — Dr. D. W. Brosnan III, Ashe- 
ville. 
Brigmon, Mr. Jack, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Cleve Honeycutt. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sluder, 

Weaverville. 
Brown, Mr. Kelly D., Hendersonville — Mr. Ver- 
non Johnson, Mr. Leander Johnson, Hen- 
dersonville. 
Brown, Mrs. Sylvia, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. C. 

L. Epley, Jr., Asheville. 
Bryan, Mrs. Dorothy Patton, Florence, S.C. — 

Adella B. Dilley, Asheville. 
Bryant, Mr. Horace, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. P. F. Sudduth. Dr. & Mrs. Leonard B. 

Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Buck, Mr. Franklin Abbott, St. Augustine, Fla. 

— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, Sylva. 
Caldwell, Mr. Milton Morris, Concord, N. C. — 

Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 



Campen, Mrs. Ted, Billings, Mont. — Women of 
Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Capps, Mr. Ricky. Detroit, Mich. — Board of 
Deacons of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Childers. Mr. Carl. Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 
Baumgardner, Sylva. 

Clark, Mrs. Aileen Stewart, Brevard — Mr. Jim 
Deavor, Macon, Ga. 

Closson, Mrs. Minnie Lyda, Black Mountain — 
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

Cobble, Mrs. Fred, Mich. — 3-M Sunday School 
Class of West Asheville Presbybterian 
Church, Asheville. 

DaHarb, Mrs. Anna, Parsons, Kans. — Mr. Clif- 
ford C. Clifton, Hendersonville. 

Duncan, Mr. Ernest. Jr., Hickory — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. E. Shull, Canton. 

Dunham, Mr. Lloyd T., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. F. Aycock, Brevard. 

Engeljohn, Mrs. A., Grand Forks. N. D. — Mr. 
& Mrs. H. Shollenberger, Hendersonville. 

Ensley, Mrs. T. W., Clyde— Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Women of Canton Presbyterian 
Church, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Miss Mary 
Gillis. Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Everet, Mrs. J. H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas Furness. Enka. 

Fisher, Mrs. Dorothy, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. James C. Post, Maryville, Tenn. 

Frady, Mr. Glenn, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Wal- 
do Lanning, Asheville. 

Gardner, Mrs. Mary, Brooklet, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Hendersonville. 

Gibbs, Mrs. N. B., Hendersonville — Miss Ash- 
leigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

Gregg, Mrs. Agnes, Asheville — Mrs. Helma C. 
Palen, Clyde. 

Havener, Mr. Roy, Skyland — Mr. & Mrs. Wal- 
do Lanning, Asheville. 

Hendry, Mrs. Tom, Gross Point Shores, Mich. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Carl O. Borland, Henderson- 
ville. 

Hensley, Mr. Austin D., Asheville — Circle #6 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Hicklin, Mrs. Ann Carson, Arden — Mr. & Mrs. 
W. G. Austin, Chandler, Ariz. Alma L. Pow- 
ell, Monroe, N. C. Firestone Synthetics 
Plant, Hopewell, Va. Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth W. 
Carson, Camden, S. C. The Current Liter- 
ature Book Club, Asheville. 

Hill, Mrs. Helen Tait, Warrenton, Ga. — Women 
of Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

Hopkinson, Mr. Joseph, Charlotte, N.C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Cedric Stone, Mr. & Mrs. Everett R. 
Gibbs, Asheville. 

Jackson, Mr. Claude, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 

James, Mr. Tom, Jr., Lincolnton, N. C. — Mrs. 
John Hansen, Weaverville. 

Jewett, Mrs. Elizabeth, Marblehead, Mass. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Borland, Hendersonville. 

Justice, Mr. Edmond R., Chattanooga, Tenn. 
— Mrs. McAvoy Brittain, Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Dwight L. Moffitt, Brevard. 

Knoth, Mr. E. A., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. J. F. 
Aycock, Brevard. 



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above) 



Lance, Mr. Max Edgar, Mills River — Brown 
Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs_ Wayne Garren, Hendersonville. 

Lee, Mrs. Ralph, Asheville — Thompson-Arthur 
Paving Co., Greensboro, N. C. Mrs. John' 
W. Mahoney, The Harrison Family, Mr. &' 
Mrs. Sam Jordan, Asheville. Mrs! T. K. ! 
Ruff, Cornelia R. Ball, Miss Ruth S. Green, 1 
Columbia, S. C. Carolinas Branch-Associa- 
ted General Contractors of America, Inc., 
Mr. Henry J. Pierce, Charlotte, N. C. Harold 1 
A. Pickens & Sons, Inc., Anderson, S. C. 
Mr. David R. Lee, Wake Forest, N. C. Mrs. 
Eugenia R. Killingworth, Claysville, Pa. Mr. 
& Mrs. Tom Jordan, Horse Shoe. Mrs. Ben- 
jamin D. Hodges, Sumter, S. C. 

Lee, Mr. Richard S., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Carl Borland, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard B. 
Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider, 
Hendersonville. 

Leemon, Mr. Otty E., West Palm Beach, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. A. F. Tyson, Jr., Black Moun- 
tain. 

Lindamood, Mrs. Samuel, Phoenix, Ariz. — 
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hafner, Asheville. 

Lyda, Mrs. Daisy E., Hendersonville — Miss 
Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

Lyda, Mr. Fred W., Edneyville — Miss Ashleigh 
Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

MacLaren, Mr. Russell N., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. James Parks, Swannanoa. 

Marlowe, Mrs. B. M., Asheville — Evelyn Stan- 
ton, Swannanoa. Mrs. Frances Sayre, Mrs. 
R. L. Slade, Circle #2 of Kenilworth Pres- 
byterian Church, Sue S. Lyday, Mr. & Mrs. 
George L. Lowry, Mrs. C. F. Fleming, Mrs. 
J. W. Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Mc- 
Dowell, Wilena G. Honeycutt, Mrs. Samuel 
Robinson, Miss Virginia Mason, Mr. & Mrs. 
Easton Hulme, Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Ramsey, 
Mrs. R. E. Stang, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Clodfel- 
ter, Mrs. Robert P. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. M. 0. 
Kirkpatrick, Joe and Dorothy Boyles, Kathe- 
rine McChesney, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. E. H. 
Sawyer, Sr., Hammond, Ind. Mr. & Mrs. E. 
H. Sawyer, Jr., Highland, Ind. Rev. & Mrs. 
Kenneth Beachboard, Bowie, Md. 

McCracken, Mr. Mark, Asheville — Mrs. Cecil 
Clayton and Daughters, Asheville. 

McKinley, Mrs. Minna C, Waynesville — Mrs. 
R. H. Stretcher, Waynesville. 

McLain, Mr. Charles A., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 

McLean, Dr. A. A., Asheville — Mrs. K. N. 
Stutts, Montreat. 

McLean, Mrs. Oscar — Mr. & Mrs. Darwin Jor- 
dan, Hazelwood. 

McNeil, Mr. Ronald, Evergreen, Ala. — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Meade, Dr. Martha Norburn, Asheville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Carey Wells, Canton. 

Mebane, Mrs. Mary M., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
H. J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Meetze, Mrs. T. E., Gaffney, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
W. H. Adams, Mrs. Willis W. Brittain, Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Metzger, Mr. John E., St. Petersburg, Fla. — 
Dr. & Mrs. Gene Harpe, Adult Sunday 
School Class of Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church, Waynesville. 

Miller, Mrs. Ina, Hendersonville — Circle #1 
of First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Mrs. Thelma Dolbee, First Presby- 
terian Church Sewing Group, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas D. Clark, Hendersonville. 

Miller, Mr., Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Vanden- 
hoogen, Asheville. 

Moody, Miss Gladys, Candler — Miss Jose- 
phine Osborne, Mr. Frederick W. Osborne, 
Weaverville. 

Murray, Mrs. J. P., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Canton. 

Nettles, Judge Z. V., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Angus C. Kelly, Jr., Mrs. Samuel R. Gold- 
man, Rockwell-Ballew Unit 2 of American 
Legion Auxiliary, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. 
Morrison, Mrs. Albert Barnett, Mrs. Andrew 
Orr, Jr., Mr. D. Y. Buckingham, Mrs. H. L. 

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May 

No. 5 



PHILIPS CALLED TO 
CHARLOTTE CHURCH 

The Rev. Harry W. Philips has re- 
ceived a call from the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N. C. 
to be its pastor. Mr. Philips has indica- 
ted his decision to accept the call and 
has received the concurrence of the Bre- 
vard-Davidson River congregation, 
where he is presently pastor, to request 
Asheville Presbytery to dissolve the pas- 
toral relation in order that he may take 
up the new work in July. 

Mr. Philips was received as a member 
of Asheville Presbytery in December 
1971 and has served on the Christian 
Education committee and as Adult Ad- 
visor to the Senior High Youth Council. 




BRYSON CITY HONORS 
RENEGARS 

On the evening of April 3 the con- 
gregation of the Bryson City Presby- 
terian Church honored their pastor and 
wife, the Rev. and Mrs. D. E. Renegar, 
with a "This Is Your Life" program. 

The fellowship hall of the church 
was filled with church members, people 
from the community and visitors. The 
event which came as a surprise to the 
Renegars featured family members, 
teachers, school mates and career as- 
sociates who reminisced and gave their 
personal greetings from behind a cur- 
tain while pictures of the Renegars 
from childhood to the present were pro- 
jected on a screen. 

At the conclusion of the program El- 
der P. K. Ferree of the Bryson City 
Church spoke the appreciation of the 
congregation for the Pastor's leadership 
and presented Mr. and Mrs. Renegar 
with two round trip plane tickets to 
Germany in order that they might visit 
their daughter and her family. This 
daughter, whose husband is stationed 
in Germany, was the only one of the 
four Renegar children who was not able 
to be present in Bryson City for the pro- 
gram. 

Following the program, the women of 
the congregation served refreshments to 
all in attendance. 



MEMBERSHIP DECLINES, 
GIFTS INCREASE 

Membership in the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. decreased 1.45 per 
cent in 1975 while total contributions in- 
creased by 6 per cent. 

According to official statistics re- 
leased today by the Office of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, there were 878,128 com- 
municant members and 5,058 ministers 
on the rolls at the end of 1975, for a 
total membership of 883,186. 

In 1974, there were 891,111 communi- 
cants and 5,092 ministers for a com- 
bined total of 869,203. 

Contributions to all causes last year 
totaled $185,342,046, against $174,875,- 
885 in 1974, a gain of $10,466,161. This 
represents a 7.5 per cent increase in per 
capita giving, from $195.13 to $209.86. 

Church school enrollment declined at 
approximately the same rate as the to- 
tal membership — 1.55 per cent — from 
445,996 to 439,061. 

There were 4,032 churches and 5,058 
ministers on the rolls at the end of 
1975, compared to 4,117 churches and 
5,092 ministers in 1974. 

Other statistical comparisions, 1975 
and 1974, respectively: 

Membership — Professions of faith, 
18,010 and 18,209; other gains, 
48,181 and 48,787; total losses, 74,414 
and 80,126; adult baptisms, 5,968 and 
6,040; infant baptisms, 9,994 and 9,988. 

Church officers — men elders, 29,471 
and 33,343; women elders, 4,957 and 
5,348; men deacons, 20,895 and 24,187; 
women deacons, 3,513 and 4,148. 

Because of a change in statistical re- 
porting, the only true comparison of 
financial data that can be drawn from 
the report is in the aforementioned to- 
tal contributions. 

Other figures for 1975: 

Income — regular contributions, $152,- 
583,304; building/capital fund receipts, 
$18,248,796; other, $14,443,124. 

Expenditures — local program and 

More on Page Three 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



MAY, 1976 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 



1975-76 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. A. L. McNair, 
9 Pressley Court, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

PRESIDENT-ELECT — Mn. Silas 
M. Vaughn, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John C. Smith, Rt. 2, Box 200, 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Charles Fortune, 10 
Richards St., Asheville, N. C. 
28803 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Philip Brintnall, 
Bryson City, NC 28713 

FIRST V. P. — Harold Sluder, P. O. 
Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787 

SECOND V. P. — Howard Warren, 
16 Lorraine Ave., Asheville, NC 
28804 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, NC 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Mollie Sue Vodak, 
Sylva. 

VICE-MODERATOR — Robin Evan., 
Kenilworth. 

TREASURER — Keith Haggard, 
Arden 

HISTORIAN — Paula Ford, Malvern 
Hills. 



SECRETARY 
Westminster. 



Esther Evans, 



REGISTRAR — Bobby Ballard, 
Black Mountain. 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Gin. 
Philips, Brevard-Davidson River — 
Gregg Poor, Brevard-Davidson Ri- 
ver — Clare Arthur, Grace Coven- 
ant — Mary McGeachy, Trinity — 
Vickie George, Arden — Ann* 
Brookshire, Oak Forest. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. 
"Sandy" Curnow, Jr., Mr. Steve 
Minnick. 



W0C ANNUAL MEETING HELD 

The annual meeting of Women of 
The Church of Asheville Presbytery was 
held Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. 
and Thursday morning, April 22 at First 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville with 
Mrs. Archie McNair presiding. 

The 1976 Birthday Objective this year 
is Bangladesh and Appalachia (Chris- 
tian Service Ministry in Transylvania 
County, Kentucky) and Goodland Pres- 
byterian Children's Home in Hugo, Ok- 
lahoma. Mr. Joseph Sursavage told of 
the needs in Bangladesh from a personal 
viewpoint since he and his wife were 
there for two years. Mrs. J. Russell 
Woods, of the Black Mountain Church 
explained that one-half of the birthday 
offering would go to Bangladesh; one- 
fourth to Appalachia, and one-fourth to 
Goodland. We were told that each 
church is planning a special birthday 
party for this month. 
Dates to remember: 
May 15: Deadline for mailing list of 
all officers for local WOC to the record- 
ing secretary: Mrs. Barron Hopper, Jr., 
J-3— Beverly Apts., Asheville, NC 28803. 
June 12-13: N.C. Women's Conference 
(weekend) at Montreat, NC. 

June 14-18: N.C. Women's Conference, 
Montreat, NC. 

Oct. 8, 9, & 10: Fall Retreat— William 
Black Home, Montreat, NC. 

Nov. 13: Asheville Presbytery Bi-Cen- 
tennial Celebration in Anderson Audi- 
torium, Montreat, NC. 
Fall District Meetings as follows: 

District I — September 12 — Kenilworth 
District II — September 19 — Lakey Gap 
District III — September 26 — Bryson 
City 

District IV — October 3 — Henderson- 
ville First 

District V — October 10 — Cullowhee 
The offering taken will go to Presby- 
terian Home for Children, Montreat- 
Anderson College and Little Pisgah 
Church Camp. 

The next annual meeting will be at Oak 
Forest in April 1977. 
The officers elected are: 
President 

Mrs. Silas M. Vaughn— 669-6316 
PO Box 755, Montreat 28757 
Vice-President 

Mrs. W. C. Breazeale— 253-5990 
57 Faircrest Road, Asheville 28804 
Recording Secretary 
Mrs. J. Barron Hopper, Jr.— 254-9878 
J-3 Beverly Apartments," Asheville 28803 

Mrs. David Miller— 684-6091 

PO Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

Corresponding Secretary 

Mrs. John Akers— 669-2424 

PO Box, Montreat 28757 

Historian 

Mrs. Sam S. Cooley 669-2251 

PO Box 745, Black Mountain 28711 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 
Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 
Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Church School Curriculum — One of 
the new four tracks of curriculum being 
planned for our denomination is called 
"Knowing the Word" and is track one. 
This is composed of the Cooperative 
Uniform Series which is the same as the 
former Uniform material which most of 
our churches had been using in at least 
one class in their church school. This 
will be available by June 1st and will 
consist of the Adult Quarterly, Young 
Adult Quarterly, and Youth Quarterly. : 

These may be secured from the ad- 
dress below, plus a new set of material 
for children which now fits with this 
series for "Knowing the Word", track 
one. This set is called "Discovering the 
Bible With Children" and is prepared 
for Junior, Primary and Kindergarten 
Departments. There are take-home leaf- 
lets for the Kindergarten and work- , 
books for Primary with a good Bible 
study guide for Juniors. It looks like a 
full and good curriculum is developed. 
This, too, can be ordered from the ad- 
dress below and is available now. 

i 

Evening Fellowships — How well do 
we know our Presbyterian institution, 
especially those within our own Presby- 
tery and for which our Presbytery is re- 
sponsible? Take a trip to one of these, 
or have a delegation come over from 
them to give you a program. One of 
these is our Presbyterian Home for Chil- 
dren at Black Mountain, and another is 
Montreat-Anderson College at Montreat 
both of which are our own responsibility. 
A visit to Montreat to the Historical 
Foundation in which are our Assembly 
historical records is another very inter- 
esting trip. 

Another trip which we all need to 
take and stay for a week is at our 
own Little Pisgah Camp. With confer- 
ences here for Juniors, Junior Highs, 
and Senior Highs, all the youth can 
have an inspirational summer. Look at 
your brochures and register for your 
dates. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



MAY, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Three boys from the "Home family" 
.are graduating from Owen High School 
I this year. They are Tim Clark, Joel 
j Thomas, and Don McKenzie, Jr. Tim 
land Joel are planning to attend Ashe- 
ville-Buncombe Technical Institute be- 
ginning in August in the school of weld- 
I ing. Don McKenzie has been accepted at 
Montreat-Anderson College for the 1976- 
77 term. We congratulate these young 
imen and wish them well in their contin- 
ued education. 

Garden Under Way 
Mr. Jim Bell and the big boys have 
: already planted a large vegetable garden. 
j We count on our garden to produce food 
for the table during the summer with 
enough left over to preserve for the fall 
and winter. It is at that point that work 
for the big girls begins . . . the prepara- 
tion of produce for cooking and pre- 
serving. 

General Assembly 

Melanie Hyatt is home from Bristol, 

Tennessee where she has completed her 

junior year at King College. Melanie is 

planning to work at a summer job in the 

i Asheville area before returning to King 
for her senior year. Before beginning 
her summer work she will attend the 

; meeting of the Presbyterian General 
Assembly which will be held at Tusca- 
loosa, Alabama June 11-19. 

Summer Recreation Program 
Fifteen of our boys and girls are en- 
rolled in the Summer Athletic Program 
in Black Mountain. They will be en- 
gaged in baseball, softball and in other 
sports. We are grateful to be in a com- 
munity which affords such opportunities 
for its young people. 



JUNE BIRTHDAYS 




day 


age 


4 Tim Clark 


19 


9 Keith Blevins 


17 


12 Hal Meyers 


17 


19 Allison Jaynes 


17 


24 Debbie Gilliland 


10 



BENEVOLENCE REPORT 

Receipts for budgeted benevolences 
through April have amounted to $70,- 
897.87. This compares to $64,033.57 re- 
ceived through the first four months of 
1975. Even though the 1976 budget is 
$16,200 greater than the 1975 budget, the 
proportionate part received so far this 
year is greater than the amount re- 
ceived to the same point last year. 

The Easter offering received to date 
amounts to $3,676.62. At the same point 
in 1975 Easter Offering receipts were 
$4,989.39. 

Receipts for the Witness Season Offer- 
ing to this point are $25,565.54. At the 
same time last year the Witness Offering 
totaled $22,679.74. 




PARKS NAMED OUTSTANDING TEACHER 



For the second consecutive year, the 
Rev. David Parks of Black Mountain has 
been selected the Most Outstanding 
Teacher of the Year by the student body 
of Montreat-Anderson College. The an- 
nouncement came during the recent An- 
nual Teacher Appreciation Day at the 
college. Students selected Parks to re- 
ceive the award on the basis of his de- 
voted interest in their subjects and in 
their concerns. In the above picture, 
Sophomore R. B. Wilkins extends his 

AUDIO-VISUAL CENTERS 

The Audio-Visual Sub-Committee 
which is now under the wing of the 
Congregational Training and Resources 
Committee of the Asheville Presbytery 
has announced that three of the four 
Audio-Visual centers planned for this 
Presbytery are now fully equipped and 
ready to be used. 

These centers are designed to give 
churches within the Presbytery — parti- 
cularly the smaller churches — quicker 
access to audio-visual aids for their 
church school classes, youth groups, 
family night suppers, women or men of 
the church programs, as well as leader- 
ship training courses. There is no ren- 
tal fee. Equipment and films will be 
available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
Times for pick up and return will be ar- 
ranged through the leaders of the in- 
dividual centers. Locations of centers 
and leaders to contact are: 
Brevard Presbyterian Church 

Mr. & Mrs. Dave Thorne 

211 Maple Street 

Brevard, N. C. 28712 
Bryson City Presbyterian Church 

Miss Mary Nell Leatherwood 

Box 325, Route, Bryson City, N.C. 

28713 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church 

Mr. Floyd Shearouse 

148 Richmond Hill Drive 

Asheville, N. C. 28806 

Mr. Howard Warren is chairman of 
the sub-committee and Mrs. Ann David- 
son, A-V Director, Montreat-Anderson 



congratulations to the Bible professor 
while Emcee Jennifer Home holds the 
award plaque. 

Parks is presently pastor of the Lakey 
Gap Presbyterian Church and resides in 
Black Mountain with his wife, Anna 
Rue, and children. Prior to teaching at 
the college, he served as a missionary to 
Korea. He was there 11 years, three of 
which he taught Bible over the Chris- 
tian Bible Broadcasting System. 

PRESBYTERY MEN MEET 
AT CAMP 

Approximately fifty-five men from 
thirteen of Asheville Presbytery's 
churches met at the Presbytery Camp on 
Thursday, May 6, for the annual Spring 
Rally. 

A hamburger supper was prepared 
and served by men of the Montreat 
Church. The program was presented by 
Andy Andrews who showed slides de- 
picting developmental work on the 
camp. He also introduced some of the 
people who will be serving on the 
camp staff this summer and described 
the program that is planned. 

The following officers were elected 
who will be formally installed at the 
1976 Fall Rally: President— Andy An- 
drews of Montreat, Vice president — Hor- 
ace Nolen of Franklin, and Secretary- 
Treasurer — John Griswold of Hender- 
sonville First. 

MEMBERSHIPS from Page One 

mission, $124,398,353; building/capital 
fund expenditures, $29,799,996; pres- 
bytery program and mission, $11,950,- 
898; synod program and mission, $6,178,- 
137; General Assembly program and 
mission, $9,597,233; other expenditures, 
$7,089,226. 

College is coordinator. Serving with 
them are Miss Carlisle Hoyt, DCE 
Asheville Presbytery, the Rev. Mr. Larry 
Ayers, Treasurer, and Mrs. T. W. Prit- 
chard, Jr., Secretary. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



MAY, 1976 



M^mnrtal (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Alexander, Mrs. Leona, Charlotte, N.C. — Jo- 
sephine D. Kuykendall, Hendersonville. 

Andrews, Mr. Thomas C. — Kiffin and Iris Luns- 
ford, Asheville. 

Arvidson, Mr. Samuel, Asheville — Mrs. Irene 
P. Ray, Asheville. 

Baker, Mrs. Jessie, Asheville — Mrs. May A. 
Dunn, Asheville. 

Bolen, Mrs. Sara, Waynesville — Mary Gill is, 
Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, Em- 
ma McNair Bible Class of Canton Presby- 
terian Church, Canton. 

Boorse, Mrs. Edward R., N. Wales, Pa. — Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Bryant, Mr. Horace B., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Blair, Josephine D. Kuykendall, 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Bryson, Mr. Sam A., Franklin — Miss Mildred 
Reese, Miss Lydia Reese, Hendersonville. 

Cannon, Mrs. E. W., Bamardsville — Mrs. Irene 
Honeycutt, Miss Louise Honeycutt, Bar- 
nardsville. 

Carland, Mr. Raymond, Horse Shoe, N.C. — 
Mr. Vernon Johnson, Mr. Leander Johnson, 
Hendersonville. 

Carter, Mr. Floyd M., Owensboro, Ky. — Mrs. 
Blanche Edmonds, Asheville. 

Church, Mrs. Nell T., Canton — Ann D. Hardin, 
Mrs. Lavena R. Gossett, Gertrude Smathers, 
Mr. Jack G. McCracken & Family, Mr. & 
Mrs. James Sheffield and daughters, Anne 
Hyde and Jan Orr, Waynesville, Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mrs. C. G. Henninger, 
Gary and Diana Warren, Mr. & Mrs. Clar- 
ence N. Suttle, Asheville. Mrs. Bernice 
Sentelle, Haywood Technical Institute, 
Clyde. Women of Pinehurst Community 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Duncan N. Mcintosh, 
Pinehurst. Mrs. T. Perry Greene, Arden. 

Decker, Mrs. Florence, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. W. McCrary, Hendersonville. 

Dillard, Mrs. O. S., Asheville — Miss Laura 
Cline, Mrs. Elsie Cline, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Henry Marriotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga. 

Duncan, U. L., Birmingham, Ala. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 

Finley, Mrs. Gregg, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Canton. 

Field, Mr. Harry H., Asheville — Circle #1 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 

Francis, Mr. Robert L., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Blair, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Mrs. Etta T. Graham. Hendersonville. 

Glover, Mrs. C. J., Wilson, N.C. — Miss Laura 
Cline, Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Asheville. 

Goforth, Mrs. James A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 

Greene, Mr. Lindsey P., Greer, S.C. — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Haake, Mr. Carl, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 



Hanna, Mr. George, Columbus, O. — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Hicklin, Mrs. Ann Carson, Arden — Col. & Mrs. 
Frederick H. Terry, Chester, Va. 

Mother of Dr. John Hillsman, Black Mountain 
— Royal Press, Inc., Montreat. 

Hughes, Miss Elizabeth — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

Justice, Mrs. Neelie Teague, Canton — Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

King, Mr. Mark Eugene, Asheville — Mrs. Albert 
Tweed and Ada, Asheville. 

Lawter, Mr. Joel Ray, Shelton, Conn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. George W. Wheeler, Jr., Brevard. 

Lee, Mrs. Mabel R. — Mrs. Adele Roberts, Oka- 
humpka, Fla. 

Lee, Mr. Richard S., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Mrs. I. H. Pearce, 
Miss Maggie Good, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Gar- 
rett, Josephine D. Kuykendall, Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Marlowe, Mrs. B. M., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ed Orr, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, 
Asheville. Mrs. Charles Porter, Swannanoa. 

MacLaren, Mr. Russell N., Asheville — Mr. J. 
Alfred Miller, Asheville. 

McClure, Dr. R. E., Asheville (Birthday Me- 
morial) — Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Peters III and 
Family, Tarboro, NC. 

McKee, Mr. James W., Chicago, III. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Felix Potts, Bryson City. 

McLean, Dr. A. A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Hen- 
ry Lofquist, Cullowhee. 

Medford, Mr. M. H., Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

Meetz, Mrs. Edith, Gaffney, S.C. — Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Brevard. 

Metzger, Mr. John E., St. Petersburg, Fla. — 
Mrs. Charles M. Britt, Asheville. 

Miller, Mrs. Ina, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Raymond Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Moore, Mrs. Bertha, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Morgan, Mrs. Vera, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. James E. McKinna, Etowah. 

Needham, Mrs. Nina, Careyton, Tenn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 

Nettles, Judge Zeb V., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
A. Huntington Patch, Asheville. Valley 
Springs Grange, Skyland. 

Newman, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Lisa and 
Donald McKinstry, Hendersonville. 

Owens, Mr. Carl, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. David 
L. Randall, Mrs. Ida G. Morgan, Mrs. Edith 
A. Nihlean, Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Gooch, Ruth 
K. Luca, Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Roberts, 
Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Mr. J. Paul Teal, 
Jr., Mrs. John W. Mahoney, Peggy W. Fish- 
er, Verne Bartlett, Louise Morlson, Doris 
Cummings, Asheville. Miss Martha E. 
Rives, Statesville, NC. Mrs. James F. 
Brown, Charlotte, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. Floyd 
McCanless, Fairview. J. Toliver Davis, For- 
est City, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Cook, 
Norfolk, Va. 

Parker, Mrs. James, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died, 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address . , 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 






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Parris, Mrs. Hazel, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Fre 
Hooper, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, 
Sylva. 

Parsons, Mr. Charles, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Patten, Mr. Arthur H., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Walter O. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Pearce, Mr. J. H., Hopewell, Va. — Mrs. I. H. 
Pearce, Hendersonville. 

Phillips, Mr. Stuart, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Canton. 

Putnam, Mrs. A. J., Shelby, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
George W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 

Ramsey, Mr. Gordon, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry McDonnold, Taylors, S.C. Mr. & Mrs. 
George L. Lowry, Women of Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. 
Johnson, Miss Annie Westall, Asheville. 

Reese, Mr. James Mack, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. John Fortune, Candler. 

Ross, Mrs. Burgess B., Asheville — Mrs. Har- 
old Bangs, Mrs. Margaret B. Norton, Bre- 
vard. 

Short, Mr. Frank B., Asheville — Mrs. C. B. 
Martin, Mr. & Mrs. A. Huntington Patch, 
Asheville. 

Smith, Mrs. Sara, Salisbury, N.C. — Miss Laura 
Cline, Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Asheville. 

Smyth, Mary, Flat Rock — Mary Smyth Sunday 
School Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Stegall, Mr. Brown, Durham, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Dillard, Jr., Circle #1 of Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Miss Kitty Sue Mc- 
Elroy, Miss Margaret Pickens, Weaverville. 

Todd, Mr. J. H., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. F. McLeod, Hendersonville. 

Towns, Mr. James, Hendersonville — Mrs. Wal- 
ter Lahr, Hendersonville. 

Waggoner, Mrs. Eva Pearl, Hendersonville— 
Mr. & Mrs. C. O. Borland, Mr. & Mrs. R. J. 
Swackhamer, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry L. Rogers, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mrs. 
Walter O. Allen, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss 
Maggie Good, Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Weigand, 
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne E. Seppanen, Mr. & Mrs. 
James H. McDuffie, Dr. & Mrs. W. A. 
Luck, Dr. & Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Grace 
Gaillard, Mr. & Mrs. Robert George, Mr. &! 
Mrs. John Buckingham, Mrs. William A. 
Lampley, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Garrett, Joseph- 
ine D. Kuykendall, Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Sechrist, Mr. 
& Mrs. William Francis, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
B. Barber, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Mr. & Mrs. J. F 
McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs 
John C. Hafner, Asheville. Mrs. N. K. Ly- 
lerly, Pinehurst, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. Archibald 
Jones, Flat Rock. 

White, Mr. R. B., Asheville — Mrs. Elsie S. 
Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Asheville. 

Williams, Mrs. Effie McClelland, Waynesville — 
Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. George Rob- 
ertson, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, Circle #2 of 
Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Gardner Calvin, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Wil- 
liams, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Mrs. Doro- 
thy Avery, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 
Mr. & Mrs. James Lewis, Asheville. Ann E. 
Hardin, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. C. F. 
Rhinehart, Jr., Clyde. 
Wood, Dr. Ferguson, Hendersonville — Mr. &i 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Worley, Mr. Charles Garrett, Arden — Mrs. Cl 
M. Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. Wade Fair, Miss 
Emily Choate, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, 
Mr. & Mrs. Graham Price, Mrs. Carl Murray, 
Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. 
J. C. Snipes, Mrs. Irene P. Ray, Mr. & Mrs. 
Sam R. Patton, Faye R. Barnard, McGuire, 
Wood, Erwin & Crow, Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
Hunter, Mr. J. R. Lewis, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. A. F. Kimzey, Mrs. Jessie H. Wilkie, 
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ward, Arden. The Rev. 
& Mrs. W. C. Cooper, Montreat. Mr. & Mrs. 
E. E. Rishel, Chesapeake, Va. Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. Mr. 
Charles P. Whitson, Mrs. Bess W. Rayne, 
Swannanoa. 






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Our Mountain Work 

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June 

No. 6 


1976 



EVANS CALLED TO 
MONTREAT 

The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, who has 
erved as Executive Secretary for Ashe- 
ille Presbytery since December 1969, has 
ndicated that he is accepting the call of 
Vlon treat-Anderson College to teach Bi- 
)le beginning with the Fall term in 
976. 

Asheville Presbytery met on Tuesday 
ifternoon, June 1, at the direction of 
he Synod of North Carolina and ap- 
jroved Evans' request that his relation- 
hip to the presbytery as Executive Sec- 
etary be dissolved as of August 21st. He 
vill continue his membership in the 
presbytery and will continue to live in 
\sheville. 

At the special presbytery meeting, Dr. 
[ohn Beegle, chairman of the Commit- 

vfore on Page Five 




SWANNANOA TO CELEBRATE 
BICENTENNIAL 

The Rev. Billy Joe Martin, Pastor, an- 
nounces that the First Presbyterian 
Church of Swannanoa will be celebrating 
its 183rd birthday in conjunction with 
the 200th birthday of our country. 

The celebration will start at 4:00 P.M. 
on Saturday, July 3rd and conclude at 
noon Sunday, July 4th. We invite ev- 
eryone to bring a covered dish. We 
plan to eat picnic style, weather permit- 
ting, at about 5:30 P.M. on Saturday. 

After dinner we will move into the 
sanctuary for a special Bicentennial pro- 
gram. Various ministers and lay people 
of our Presbytery will take part in the 
program. Our keynote speaker for the 
evening will be Dr. Dean W. Colvard, 
Chancellor of the University of North 
Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Colvard is 
no stranger to the Swannanoa valley, 
having at one time been Supervisor of 
the State Test Farm. 

We encourage everyone to please mark 
these dates on your calendar and plan 
to be with us. Many people have 
stressed the desire to wear Bicentennial 
clothing. We encourage you to "dress 
up" for this occasion and come join us. 



N. C. SYNOD MEETS AT 
DAVIDSON 

The one hundred and sixty third ses- 
sion of the Synod of North Carolina was 
held at Davidson College, Davidson, N. 
C. on June 1 and 2. Six hundred and 
forty-two elder and minister representa- 
tives were in attendance. 

Mrs. Jane Armfield an elder in First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro was 
elected Moderator to succeed Dr. David 
Burr of Winston-Salem. Dr. John H. 
Leith of Union Theological Seminary 
was named as Moderator-in-nomination. 

The Tuesday afternoon session fea- 
tured a special Bicentennial Program 
which was presided over by the Rev. A. 
M. "Sandy" McGeachy, pastor of Hen- 
dersonville's Trinity Church. The pro- 
gram included an address by Dr. Frontis 
Johnston of Davidson College on con- 
tributions of the Scotch-Irish in the 
founding of the nation. Three distin- 
guished public servants spoke on their 
Christian faith and how it supports 
them in their work. They were: Federal 
Judge James B. McMillan, former Gov- 
ernor Robert Scott, and Governor James 
Holshouser. 

The synod adopted a budget for 1977 
of $1,021,491 for its own program and 
a budget of $1,283,364 for General As- 
sembly causes. 

Synod's Coordinating Council pro- 
posed two overtures to be sent to the 
General Assembly. One called for post- 
ponement of any consideration of the 
proposed changes to Assembly structures 
and the other called for retention of 
the Communication System and its re- 
gional communicators. Synod approved 
the overture regarding the Communica- 
tion System but rejected the other. 

Synod adopted another overture to 
the Assembly which was proposed by Dr. 
C. Grier Davis and the Rev. Hugh L. 
Eichelberger. It calls on the Assembly 
to allocate 70% of GEB receipts to over- 
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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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JUNE, 1976 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 



Synod Of North Carolina 



1976-77 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Silas M. 
Vaughn, PO Box 755, Montreat, 
N.C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John Alters, PO Box, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Sam R. Patton, 11 

Zephyr Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28806. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — E. A. Andrews, P. O. 
Box 128, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT Horace Nolen, 

107 Bidwell St., Franklin, N. C. 
28734. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, N. C. 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — 
Grace Covenant. 



VICE-MODERATOR — 
George, Arden. 



Clare Arthur, 
Vickie 



SECRETARY 
Oak Forest. 



Anne Brookshire, 



TREASURER Gregg Poor, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River. 



HISTORIAN 
Hills. 



Paula Ford, Malvern 



REGISTRAR — John McNair, West- 
minster. 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Doug 

Stoneman, Trinity, Ruth Evans, 

Westminster Chuck Linkston, 

Black Mountain — Donna Harrill, 

Malvern Hills Jackie Edwards, 

West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Steve (Patricia) 
Minnick, Black Mountain. Mr. San- 
dy Curnow, Malvern Hills. 



EICHELBERGER ELECTED 
CLERGY PRESIDENT 

At the annual meeting of the Acad- 
emy of Parish Clergy held in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., on April 27-29, the Academy named 
one PCUS clergyman as national presi- 
dent-elect of the Academy and desig- 
nated three other PCUS clergy as Fel- 
lows of the Academy. 

The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, pastor 
of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church 
in Asheville, N. C. was named president- 
elect and will serve as president of the 
Academy from February of 1977 to Feb- 
ruary of 1978. Rev. Dan Dickenson, 
pastor of Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 
Norfolk, Va., the Rev. Pitser Lyons, pas- 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Morristown, Tenn., and the Rev. Doug- 
las Vaughan, pastor of the St. Giles 
Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. 
were all designated as Fellows of the 
Academy. To receive the designation 
of Fellow, an individual must have com- 
pleted one triennium of membership in 
APC, have completed at least 10 years 
in congregational leadership, have uti- 
lized the Academy's Guide for Contin- 
uing Growth for evaluation and career 
planning and have been elected to this 
position by the Board of Directors. 

The Academy of Parish Clergy is an 
organization of priests, ministers, rabbis 
and other church professionals engaged 
in congregational leadership. The Acad- 
emy is committed to a high level of ex- 
cellence in the practice of ministry at 
the congregational level and requires 
that its members complete 150 hours of 
continuing education every three years 
in order to maintain membership in 
good standing. The national office of 
the Academy is located at 409 Green- 
field, Oak Park, 111. 60302. 



ANN BROOM RECEIVES 
MONTREAT AWARD 

Ann Broom of Atlanta is this year's 
recipient of the Distinguished Alumni 
Award, presented annually by the Mon- 
treat-Anderson College Alumni Associa- 
tion. 

She received a certificate in recogni- 
tion of her "far-reaching Christian ser- 
vice, beneficial influence and continuing 
loyalty to the college." 

As a student at the college, she was on 
the Student Council and is presently 
serving as chairperson of the Atlanta 
Alumni Chapter. 

Miss Broom is a native of Dalton, Ga., 
and is employed in the Division of In- 
ternational Mission of the General Ex- 
ecutive Board of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U. S. She has responsi- 
bility for the missionary program and 
missionary itineration. 

She previously served as a missionary 
in Taiwan and as director of Christian 
education in South Carolina, Georgia, 
West Virginia, Florida and Tennessee. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 
Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 
Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Joint Education Development 
(JED) was discussed last month in this 
article. Track One of this is ready now 
to examine and use beginning in the 
fall. This Track is really a continua- 
tion of the Uniform Lessons in much 
the same form as they have been. There 
is the Adult quarterly, the Young Adult 
quarterly, and the Youth quarterly. The 
children's material has been broadened 
in that it reaches down to the kinder- 
garten age now, and the material has 
shifted over into a series called "Discov- 
ering the Bible with Children". This 
material which has been employed to 
add to and strengthen the Uniform 
Series, now has for our use curriculum 
for the Junior-age, the Primary children 
and also our Kindergarten. 

All of this material can be secured 
from the Presbyterian Resource Center 
in Raleigh at our own Synod's Office, 
the address of which is below. An added 
bonus for us in this Track One for the 
adult section, is that our own Executive 
Secretary, Dr. B. Hoyt Evans has writ- 
ten for the first quarter. As we consid- 
er our literature, or a shift in it, let us 
be aware of this new Track of JED 
which is called "Knowing the Word", 
and try it as an improved effort. 



-PROJECT LIFELIGHT— 

Last summer at the Youth Conference 
at Montreat, the youth heard of the 
need of a plane for our mission work in 
Zaire. The youth raised the money to 
buy a plane. Jim Cheek of Grace Cov- 
enant Church of Asheville and Harriet 
Hilley of Anchorage Presbyterian 
Church of Kentucky, youth of the con- 
ference, took the plane over to Zaire. 
Their experiences are shared on a tape 
and slide production which is available 
from Project Lifeflight, 341 Ponce de 
Leon Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30308 which 
would make a good program for your 
church. This lasts for five minutes and 
is worth $5.00. A copy will be avail- 
able for your use in Presbytery Office in 
June. Invite Jim Cheek to come along 
to help present your program. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



JUNE, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



To: AsJaeville Jrreslbyfery 



Silas M. 
Vaughn 

M-AC 

President 





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Montreat-Anderson College 



Thank you for welcoming all of us so warmly during Montreat-Anderson College Recognition Day 
in the Asheville Presbytery. I feel that the tide has turned and we are no longer "the best kept se- 
cret" in the presbytery. 

The results of this day have been rewarding and this is a time of thanksgiving and celebration. 
Our academic year closed on a high note. We had the largest graduating class in the history of this 
institution and the caliber of these graduates, academically and spiritually, will be an inspiration to 
those who follow. 

Our fiscal year ended May 31. We did balance the operating budget and closed the books with a 
small surplus. In turn, we were awarded |70,000 in challenge gifts to completely retire an old bank 
debt that we have been struggling with for the past six years. 

Additionally in 1975-76, we: 

. . . Will send approximately 90 per cent of our graduates on to four-year colleges and universities. 
. . . Had 12 students on the Distinguished Scholars' List (Avg. 3.9-4.0) and 36 students on the Dean's 

List (Avg. 3.5-3.89) 
. . . Increased our Alumni participation by approximately 400 per cent! 
. . . Increased our Friends roster by over 100 per cent! 
. . . Successfully established a good working Board of Visitors. 
. . . Finalized separation from the Mountain Retreat Association while still maintaining excellent 

working relations with them. 

In 1976-77, we plan to: 

. . Increase enrollment approximately 5-7 per cent. 

. . Establish extension courses in our Bible Department. 

. . Change from terminal course work in Secretarial Science to a Pre-Business transfer program. 

. . Increase faculty and staff salaries by an average of 7 per cent. 

. . Relocate college offices in college-owned buildings. 

. . Remodel Anderson House for a permanent college-owned President's home. 

. . Further increase alumni and Friends participation. 

. . Increase our Deferred Giving efforts. 

. . Operate with a balanced budget. 

Because we care, in the next five years we hope to: 

. . . Become better known as a Christ-centered college that cares for each student and his growth 

academically, spiritually and physically. 
. . . Continue strengthening our academic programs, course offerings and student life programs. 
. . . Increase our enrollment to 500 students. 
. . . Operate competely in college-owned facilities — debt free. 
. . . Offer greater financial support to the faculty and staff and increase our faculty enrichment 

program. 
. . . Operate each year with a balanced budget. 
. . . Increase Deferred Giving and build up the Endowment by several million. 

All of these things are made possible by your support, your prayers, and your enthusiasm for Mon- 
treat-Anderson College and the principles for which it stands. With the help of our Lord, we will 
continue to grow and thrive as we carry on His work. 

Montreat-Anderson College 

A iVliiMsfcy oi 1 lie Aslieville JPresltaytteiy 



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JUNE, 1976 



Have You Examined Your Will Lately? 



By Bill Anderson 



How much do you really know about 
a will? Take the next few moments to 
try your knowledge with these questions 
and answers. 

Q.: Only people with dependents 
need wills. 




The Rev. 

Bill 

Anderson 

Director Of 
Development 



A.: Wrong. Anyone with any proper- 
ty needs a will, if he wants to have any 
say about who gets it. Without a will, 
the state decides what becomes of your 
estate and in no case will any of it go 
to your church or other Christian cause. 

Q.: A good will, professionally made, 
never needs changing. 

A.: Wrong. The best wills need re- 
vision because circumstances change. 
Children grow up; beneficiaries and exe- 



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See Article For Details 



cutors die or become estranged; pros- 
perity rises and falls; tax laws are amen- 
ded; and new charities draw your in- 
terest. Obviously, with these things in 
mind, it is easy to see the need to re- 
view your will every few years. 

These questions and answers are just 
two of 37 found in a booklet entitled 
37 Things People "Know" About Wills 
That Aren't Really So, which we will 
send you free upon request. 

As you read it you may find, as others 
have, that some misconceptions about 
wills are surprising, eye-opening and 
even hair-raising. When you further 
consider the responsibility we have as 
stewards of what God has entrusted to 
us, you will understand how important 
it is to have your will in proper order. 

If you haven't yet written your will, 
you'll find many reasons in this booklet 
to encourage you to do so. 

If you have written it, you'll find sug- 
gestions for reviewing it and perhaps 
amending it to include Montreat-Ander- 




Faces and Facts 



Montreal- Anderson College 



Liberal arts curriculum — private — two- 
year — coeducational — residential and 
day student provisions 

Emphasizes education with a Christ-cen- 
tered perspective 

Full accreditation by the Southern As- 
sociation of Colleges and Schools 

Degrees awarded for the Associate of 

Arts or the Associate of Science with 

specialties in Recreation Leadership, 

Natural Science and Secretarial Sci- 
ence 



THE FACULTY 

Positive Christian commitment 
Full-time professors; graduate students 

do not teach 
Graduates of numerous universities, 

widely traveled 

THE STUDENT BODY 

Small size (400-440) and 24 states and 
four foreign countries 

Ninety-three per cent of recent graduates 
transferred to over 80 colleges 



son College. 

Either way, we hope you plan to re- 
member the Lord's work in your will. 
Many people tithe their estates — leav- 
ing one-tenth to the cause of Christ 
which they faithfully supported all their 
life. All of us can name the church, 
Christian education, missions etc. as fi- 
nal beneficiary in case no other bene- 
ficiaries are living. 

I invite you to call or write me per- 
sonally if you would like to talk fur- 
ther about including Montreat-Anderson 
College in your will. In any case, re- 
member to request the free booklet on 
wills. 



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To: Mr. William R. Anderson 

Montreat-Anderson College 

Montreat, N C 28757 

□ Send my free booklet on wills. 



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The ideas, the qualities of a good 
friend, whether living or deceased, should 
find their expression far beyond his 
own community and his own time. That 
is the principle behind memorial gifts 
at Montreat-Anderson College. It is here 
that your memorial becomes a living 
monument to the Christ-centered beliefs 
for which your friend has stood. 

For those whose example you wish re- 
membered, support a work they would 
by making your gift to Montreat-Ander- 
son College. 

Upon receipt of your gift, a personal- 
ized card, the inside of one which you 
see in the adjacent space, goes to him or 
to his surviving family. You, the donor, 
also will receive a confirmation of your 

gift- 
Acknowledgement of such gifts will be 

listed periodically in Our Mountain 
Work of The Asheville Presbytery. Any- 
one wanting to designate use of the gift 
may do so. 

Put impact in your thoughts today, 
and enlarge the work and memory of 
those dear to you by sending a memo- 
rial gift to Montreat-Anderson College. 



PLEASE MAIL MEMORIAL GIFTS TO: 

Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Montreat-Anderson College 

Office of the President 

Montreat, N C 28757 



JUNE, 1976 



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Page Five 





JULY BIRTHDAYS 




day 


name 


age 


7 


Craig Mathis 


13 


11 


Mike Wiggins 


14 


17 


Debbie Parham 


16 


31 


Joel Thomas 


18 



EVANS from Page One 

tee on Administration and Promotion, 
announced that the search committee to 
nominate a new presbytery executive is 
being chaired by Mr. W. M. Sessler, 15 
Robinhood Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804. 
Persons having names to suggest to the 
committee were urged to contact Mr. 
i Sessler. 



From Page Six 

Pauley, Mary Sue, Bridgeton, N. J. — Circle #2 

of Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
Mother of Mrs. Earl Pitman, Atlanta, Ga. — 

Margaret B. Butson, Asheville. 

Purnell, Lynne Susan, Tenafly, N.J. — Mrs. E. J. 
Cottrell, Hendersonville. 

Reese, Mr. James E., Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Roof, Mrs. Pernice S. — Mr. William B. Roof, 
Middletown, O. 

Roof, Mr. Hugh H. — Mr. William B. Roof, Mid- 
dletown, O. 

Roof, Miss Jane B. — Mr. William B. Roof, Mid- 
dletown, O. 

Short, Mr. Frank B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Carter Preslar, Mrs. Lee G. Hughes, Ashe- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Stancllff, Hous- 
ton, Tex. 

Sluder, Toni, Asheville — Women's Bible Class 
of First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Stepp, Mr. Julian B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. 
Morrison, Dr. & Mrs. Don R. Printz, Dr. 
Eugene C. Clayton, Mrs. S. R. Goldman, 
Mr. George H. V. Cecil, Mr. & Mrs. George 
D. Robertson, Mrs. Fred K. Warren, Mrs. 
F. B. Short, Mrs. Audley Washington, Mr. & 
Mrs. James M. Hall, Jr., Mrs. Fred F. Har- 
roff, Mrs. Nan B. Killian, Mr. & Mrs. Homer 
W. Brooks, Mrs. Carl Glenn Pickard, Ashe- 
ville. Mrs. R. A. Jackson, Gastonia, NC. Dr. 
& Mrs. Don W. Printz, Stone Mountain, Ga. 

Taylor, Miss Eulah — Janet Nihlean, Asheville. 

Ulmer, Gladys Thacker, Miami, Fla. — Mrs. M. 
H. Saunders, Montreat. 

Waggoner, Mrs. P. H., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence 
Butler, The M. F. Morrisons, Dr. & Mrs. Alex 
H. Veazey, Circle #3 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. G. C. Richardson, Jr., Hen- 
dersonville. Helen and Curtis Busher, Mr. & 
Mrs. Matshall B. Waggoner, Mr. & Mrs. O. 
W. Diehl, Decatur, III. 

Wayant, Mr. Fred A., Columbus, O. — Dr. Mar- 
tin Wadewitz, Asheville. 

Wilcher, Mrs. Marie H., W. Bradenton, Fla. — 
Women of Waynesville Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville. 

Wilson, Mrs. Theron, Knoxville, Tenn. — Mrs. 
Barbara C. Jones, Hendersonville. 

Worley, Mr. Charles Garrett, Arden — Mrs. Vera 
T. Kingston, Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Langston, Mr. 
& Mrs. S. P. Maxwell, Ladies Sunday 
School Class of Arden Presbyterian Church, 
Arden. Evelyn W. Mann, Greenville, SC. 3-M 
Sunday School Class, Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. 
Grant, Mr. & Mrs. John W. Hill, Mrs. Sarah 
Garren & Family, Mr. & Mrs. John O. Kerr, 
Asheville. 

Young, Matilda — Men's Bible Class of First 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 




AKERS HEADS THEOLOGICAL 
SOCIETY 

The Rev. Dr. John N. Akers, dean of 
Montreat-Anderson College, has been 
elected president of the Southeastern sec- 
tion of the Evangelical Theological So- 
ciety. 

He served as vice-president of this or- 
ganization during the last year. The 
Evangelical Theological Society was or- 
ganized in 1949 and draws together hun- 
dreds of scholars throughout the United 
States and Canada. 

Akers received the Ph.D. degree in 
church history in 1973 from the Univer- 
sity of Edinburgh in Scotland. He re- 
ceived his Th.M. in New Testament in 
1968 from Columbia Theological Semi- 
nary in Decatur, Ga. 

He has been dean of Montreat-Ander- 
son College since 1973 and is currently 
well-known as a conference speaker and 
radio Bible teacher on the weekly L. Nel- 
son Bell Bible Class. He was a partici- 
pant in the 1974 International Congress 
on World Evangelization in Lausanne, 
Switzerland. 

The purpose of the Evangelical Theo- 
logical Society, over which he now pre- 
sides, is "to foster conservative Biblical 
scholarship." Each member is commit- 
ted to the view that "the Bible alone, 
and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word 
of God written, and therefore inerrant 
in the autographs." 

SYNOD from Page One 

seas mission and 30% to domestic mis- 
sion. (The GEB has endorsed a 60- 
40% division of its funds.) The Davis- 
Eichelberger proposal also calls for two 
special, unequalized offerings each year, 
one for overseas missions and one for 
domestic missions. In speaking to the 
motion, Dr. Davis pointed out that the 
overseas missionary force had already 
been reduced due to declining income 
and inflation. He reminded the synod 
that our denomination by its history 
and by its convictions has been a mis- 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
CONFERENCES 1976 

July 2-5 — Christian Life Conference 

July 5-9 — Bible - Theology Confer- 
ence 

July 6-9— Church in 2001 Conference 

July 10-16 — Adult Conference 

July 17-23— Global Mission Confer- 
ence 

July 25-31— Worship/ Music Confer- 
ence 

August 2-8 — Smaller Church Confer- 
ence 

August 9-14 — Youth Conference 

There may be real help for you at one 
of these of our Assembly-wide confer- 
ences at Montreat. Contact us here in 
the Presbytery Office or Mountain Re- 
treat Association, Montreat for more in- 
formation. 

To point up one, the Adult Confer- 
ence has some unique features which 
should be noted for there are special sec- 
tion formations for Family Life/Singles, 
for Older Adults, for Women concern- 
ing Women of the Church and new 
women's movements, and for revitaliz- 
ing the church, etc. 



sionary church and that to further re- 
duce mission dollars would be to repudi- 
ate the church's commitment. 

Synod's Mission Committee on 
Church and Society presented a paper 
on amnesty with special reference to 
those persons who declined to serve in 
the military forces during the nation's 
involvement in the Southeast Asia con- 
flict. The paper proposed that the syn- 
od should go on record as approving 
"unconditional amnesty" and that the 
President of the United States and the 
constituent churches should be notified 
of the action. The paper was adopted 
after being amended on motion by Dr. 
Ben Lacy Rose to delete the approval 
of "unconditional amnesty" and the no- 
tification of the President and the 
churches. 

In what has become an annual fea- 
ture of N. C. Synod meetings, the Mar- 
garet Bowen Award for Distinguished 
Service in Christian Education was pre- 
sented to Miss Josephine Newberry of 
the Presbyterian School of Christian Ed- 
ucation. 

On Wednesday afternoon Jules Spach, 
a Brazil missionary and a member of the 
Assembly Council on Evangelism, gave 
an inspirational message on evangelism. 

Mr. Vernol Robert Jansen, Synod's 
General Secretary, was elected to an ad- 
ditional three year term. 

Synod adjourned to meet on Septem- 
ber 13-14, 1977 at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Winston-Salem, N. C. 



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JUNE, 1976 



Unmoral (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Alberts, Mrs. Joseph C, Sr., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Wade Elliott, Asheville. 

Allison, Mr. C. Howard, Charlotte, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. E. Heaton, Andrews. 

Arvidson, Mr. Samuel, Asheville — Edwards Bi- 
ble Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church. 

Asbell, Mr. Nathan, Clearwater, Fla. — Mrs. 
Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Bard, Mr. Ed, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. George 
S. Simpson, Asheville. 

Beck, Mr. C. Jack, Sylva — The Martin Cun- 
ninghams, Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, 
Asheville. 

Black, Mr. David H. (Birthday Memorial) — Mrs. 
Edith Black Braine, Hendersonville. 

Cannon, Rolela Shuford, Barnardsville — Judge 
Charles McDarris Family, Waynesville. 

Cantrell, Mrs. Cornelia, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Chapman, Mrs. Ben Hill, Sr., Atlanta, Ga. — 
Miss Laura Cline and Mother, Mr. & Mrs. F. 
W. Sherwood, Mrs. D. K. Drum, Mr. & Mrs. 
F. A. Plummer, Asheville. 

Childress, Mr. G. N., Sr., Sanford, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary G. Flatow and Peggy, Asheville. 

Church, Mrs. Nell, Canton — Mrs. Zelma Burn- 
ette, Waynesville. Mrs. L. M. West, Canton. 

Clark, Mrs. Lou, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. F. R. 
Donoho, Asheville. 

Cline, Miss Laura, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. P. B. 
Duncan, Bill and Lois Snow, Mr. William C. 
Moore, Rachel G. Paschall, Carolyn P. 
Sigmon, Margaret and John Hicks, Mr. & 
Mrs. M. W. Dickey, Mr. & Mrs. T. R. Everett, 
Mrs. C. B. Martin, Mrs. Alice Adams Carter, 
Mrs. Starr Adams Sutherland, Mrs. Earl 
Pitmon, Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Wood, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Alexander, Mary Black- 
stock, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mrs. J. W. 
Arthur, Frances and Edward McDowell, Mr. 
& Mrs. M. Graham Price, Col. & Mrs. 
George R. Owens, Mr. & Mrs. Hilliard F. 
Kirby, Mrs. Luther A. Thomas, Mrs. May A. 
Dunn, Mrs. Katherine Kress, Mrs. F. A. Fin- 
ley, Mrs. James W. Bradley & Family, Dr. & 
Mrs. Don R. Printz, Mr. & Mrs. Arnold 
Phillips, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. G. Kendall Leemon, 
Jr., Mrs. R. K. Shotwell, Mary Mitchell, Mrs. 
Ralph M. Nelson, Jane and Moore Lantz, 
Blanche Edmonds, Mr. Malcolm D. Aber- 
nathy, Mrs. Mary R. White, Charlotte Steph- 
enson, Mrs. David Hildebrand & Children, 
DeWitt and Jeanne Brandon, Jennie Creas- 
man, Mr. E. Wayne Drake, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Hilliard Henson, Mrs. Mattie Kay Hooper, 
Ruth M. Fanning, Miss Dorothy L. Wilson, 
Sallie M. Griggs, Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Dolo- 
boff, Women of Kenilworth Church, Miss 
Lavinia Simpson, Dr. & Mrs. I. H. Archer, 
Mr. & Mrs. S. R. Bennett, Miss Esther V. 



Bennett, Miss Irvane Templeton, Mrs. 
Charles M. Fortune, Newman and Betty 
Lockwood, Mrs. Sylvia J. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. C. 
W. Sigmon, Mr. & Mrs. O. S. Clark, Margaret 
B. Butson, Miss Olive Croswell, Mrs. Vir- 
ginia M. Taylor, Mr. & Mrs. Francis A. Hill, 
Mrs. Ruth Brown, Mr. & Mrs. J. Alfred Mil- 
ler, Mr. & Mrs. Angus C. Kelly, Mrs. Mary 
Nesbitt, Mr. & Mrs. John Stitt, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ben Stanfiel, Sharon and Tracy, Mrs. Ken- 
neth F .Cramer, Mrs. Cecil Clayton and 
Daughters, Faye R. Barnard, Mr. & Mrs. J. 
W. Byers, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Sawyer, Mrs. 
H. W. Hayes, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Clodfelter, 
Mrs. Mildred H. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Hayes C. 
Martin, Miss Elizabeth C. McCutchen, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles Thomason, Mr. Scott Thom- 
ason, Miss Margaret H. Ligon, Mrs. R. B. 
White, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Pressley, 
Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. George Lowrance, 
Miss Helen Lowrance, Memphis, Tenn. Nan- 
cy Campbell, Mrs. W. I. Howell & Family, 
Mr. & Mrs. Fred C. Lockwood, Atlanta, Ga. 
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Cocke, Jr., Waynesville. 
Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Conyers, St. Simons Island, 
Ga. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Long, Statesville, 
NC. Mr. & Mrs. Locke C. Long, Salisbury, 
NC. Mrs. Gaither Sanford & Family, Mocks- 
vi Me, NC. Miss Marianna Long, Durham, NC. 
Mrs. Maurice Cable, Miss Susan G. Cable, 
Arden. Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Gabriel, Swan- 
nanoa. Miss Martha Redding Mendenhall, 
Alexandria, Va. 

Close, Mrs. Lois Brooks, Bryson City — Mr. & 
Mrs. Horace DeHart, Mrs. Cecil Plott, Mr. 
& Mrs. C. A. Casada, Mr. & Mrs. Phil Brint- 
nall, Bryson City. Olivia Thorpe, Franklin. 

Coggins, Mr. Wilbur, Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs.. William A. Lampley, Hendersonville. 

Colbeck, Mr. Thomas, Novi, Mich. — The Ralph 
Beebe's — Thomas and Maxine, Stuart and 
Barbara, Roger and Ruth, Hendersonville. 

Crisp, Nanette, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. Hor- 
ace ReHart, Mrs. Ellen Hyarns, Mrs. Angle 
Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Phil Brintnall, Mrs. 
Helen E. Witt, Mr. & Mrs. P. R. Bennett, 
Jr., Bryson City Drug Company, Violet Ham- 
bly, Swain County High School Student 
Body, Mr. & Mrs. P. S. Ferguson, Mrs. Patty 
Thomas, Stephanie and Janet Thomas, 
Bryson City. Major & Mrs. Thomas E. Piatt, 
Angela, Cynthia and Edward, Ft. Huachuca, 
Az. Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Claxton, Whittier, 
NC. Mr. & Mrs. Morgan D. Reinbold, Jr. & 
Family, Oley, Pa. 

Mother of Mary Brice Deaver — Mary Brice 
Deaver, Dallas, Tex. 

DeZur, Mrs. Jennie, Hendersonville — Mrs. Don- 
ald Murray, Ethel M. Murray, Mr. & Mrs. Paul 
P. Ward, Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Flanagan, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Divelbiss, Mr. James E., Jr., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. Alfred Miller, Catherine and Charles 
Holmes, Asheville. 

Dixon, Mr. W. R., Hendersonville — Mr. Alfred 
P. Goodwin, Hendersonville. 

Donaldson, Col. Thomas Q. — Mrs. Elizabeth 
R. Donaldson, Etowah. 



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above) 



Drum, Mr. D. Kelley, Asheville — Mrs. Helen 
Hardman, Decatur, Ga. Bassett Furniture 
Cutting & Sewing Department, Adult Men's 
Sunday School of Piney Grove Baptist 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Marshall A. Drum, Mr. & 
Mrs. Jim Gilleland, Mrs. Ora Hewitt, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harley R. Caldwell, Newton, NC. Mr. 
& Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Mr. & Mrs. C. E. 
Weaver, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, 
Gen'l & Mrs. John C. Arrowsmith, Mr. & 
Mrs. T. R. Everett, Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Alfred Miller, Earle U. and 
Helen Nordquist, Mrs. Earl Pitmon, Mrs. 
Katherine Kress, Mr. & Mrs. John Tompkins, 
Alice H. Bunn, Mr. & Mrs. Chester H. Wine, 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Harrington, Col. & Mrs. D. 
G. McLennan, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis H. Mielke, 
The Woodland Hills Prayer Group, Mr. & 
Mrs. Richard A. Wood, Jr., Asheville Lions 
Club, Mr. & Mrs. S. R. Perkins, The Supper 
Club — Dr. & Mrs. Guy H. White, Jr., Mr. & 
Mrs. Walter S. Riddle, Mr. & Mrs. F. A. 
Plummer, Mr. & Mrs. Loyd Leonard; Mr. & 
Mrs. Frederick Crum, Mr. & Mrs. John Har- 
rower, Asheville Association Life Under- 
writers, Elizabeth C. McCutchen, Mr. & Mrs. 
M. W. Burley, Jack and Celia Barfield, Mr. 
& Mrs. T. Perry Young, Mattie and Cliff 
Hooper, Jackie Formon, Asheville Lion's 
Club Auxiliary, Circle #8 of First Presby- 
terian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Robin- 
son, The Kupples Klub of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Early G. Lee, Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. A. K. Lovin, Red 
Springs, NC. Terminal Communications, 
Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Reuben J. Johnson, 
Raleigh, NC. Nash and Pauline McKee, Al- 
len and Peggie Rice, Winfred and Betty 
Powell, Dan and Sandy Gardner, Mike and 
Loretta Changery, Weaverville. Mt. Ruhama 
Baptist Church, Maiden, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. Lt. 
Col. & Mrs. Bobby C. Robinson, Robert & 
Beveriy Robinson, Fairfax, Va. 

Field, Mr. H. H., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Fortson, Mr. S. Donald, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
M. Graham Price, Irene P. Ray, Asheville. 

Foster, Mr. Harlie, Asheville — Mrs. Laura Led- 
ford, Mrs. Virginia Padgett, Asheville. 

Gordon, Rev. U. S., Gainesville, Fla. — The 
Keith Butson Family, Asheville. 

Henry, Mrs. Edith Sykes, Hickory — Mrs. Vir- 
ginia H. Baskerville, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Runnion, Fletcher. Mr. & Mrs. S. W. 
Kearney, Asheville. 

Hill, Mr. Claude, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Lee 
Norton, Brevard. 

Hyatt, Mrs. Rosanna, Candler — Mr. & Mrs. Edd 
Blankenship, Asheville. 

Johnson, Mrs. Robert, Rockingham, NC — Dr. 
& Mrs. C. L. Newland, Brevard. 

King, Mary, Wilmington, NC — Women of Sylva 
Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Lane, Mrs. D. W., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

McKinley, Mrs. J. G., Hazelwood — Circle #2 
of Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, Hazel- 
wood. 

Meetze, Mrs. T. E., Gaffney, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas R. Mitchell, Jr., Brevard. 

Mitchell, Mrs. Louise Davis, Bryson City — Mr. 
& Mrs. P. S. Ferguson, Bryson City. 

Moore, Mrs. Bertha, Asheville — Men's Bible 
Class of First Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 

Newbury, Mr. Henry E., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. F. Ayclock, Brevard. 

Osteen, Mr. J. Seldon, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Owens, Mr. Carl E., Asheville — U. S. Marshals 
Service, Asheville. United States Attorney's 
Office, Judith K. Barbee, Douglas M. Martin, 
Catherine J. Secrest, Raboteau T. Wilder, 
Jr., Charlotte, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph E. Lee, 
Sumter, SC. Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Henderson 
and Friends, Norfolk, Va. 

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Our Mountain Work 

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PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

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Vol. LXVII 



1976 



July 

No. 7 



ASSEMBLY ADMINISTRATOR 
SOUGHT 

Nominations and applications are be- 
ing sought for an administrative director 
of the General Assembly Mission Board 
of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

The 116th General Assembly earlier 
this month established the new position 
as a part of an organizational modifica- 
tion plan affecting the denomination's 
national agencies. 

The new executive will serve as "the 
chief administrator of the Mission Board, 
with responsibility for coordinating its 
entire program.'' 

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence W. Bottoms 
of Atlanta, chairperson of the Mission 
Board, announced the search for the 
new executive with the concurrence of 
the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Edris of Daytona 
Beach, who succeeded Bottoms when 
the board met July 22. 

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SKELTON IS PRESBYTERY MODERATOR 



Asheville Presbytery, meeting at the 
First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa 
on Tuesday, July 13, elected as its mod- 
erator the Rev. James H. Skelton, Jr. 
Mr. Skelton is chaplain at Western Caro- 
lina Hospital in Black Mountain, N. C. 
He succeeds Ruling Elder R. Lynn Craw- 
ley of the Westminster Church in the 
moderatorial office. 

Candidates Received 
Three young men were examined and 
received as candidates for the ministry 
under care of presbytery. They are Gary 
McKinna of the Swannanoa Church, 
Casey Jones of Trinity Church and Gor- 
den Gartrell of the Montreat Church. 
McKinna plans to pursue his theologi- 
cal education at Columbia Theological 
Seminary, Jones is enrolled at Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia, and 
Gartrell has been accepted at Reformed 
Theological Seminary in Jackson, Missis- 
sippi. 

Johnson Called to Highlands 
Mr. Woodland Johnson, a recent grad- 
uate of Columbia Theological Seminary, 
was examined by presbytery and ar- 
rangements were made for his ordina- 
tion to the ministry and for his installa- 
tion as pastor of the Highlands Presby- 
terian Church on Saturday, July 24. Mr. 
and Mrs. Johnson and their children will 
be moving to Highlands immediately. 

Presbytery also approved the call of 
the Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church 
to the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans to serve as 
pastor. The installation service will take 
place on Sunday evening, August 8. Mr. 
Evans will also be teaching Bible at 
Montreat-Anderson College beginning 
in September. 

Commissioners Report 
Commissioners and advisory partici- 
pants from Asheville Presbytery to the 
116th meeting of the General Assembly 
reported on their attendance at that 



meeting. They were: Ruling Elders Roy 
Allison of Etowah and Harry Sawyer of 
Riceville, Ministers Dan E. Carlton and 
James H. Skelton, Woman Advisory Par- 
ticipant Mrs. Joyce McNair and Youth 
Advisory Participant Melanie Hyatt. 

Congregational Training and Resources 
The report of the Executive Commit- 
tee on Congregational Training and Re- 
sources was presented by its chairman, 
the Rev. Leroy Secrest. Included in the 
report were a presentation on the Youth 
Club movement by the Rev. Jack Parse 
and an announcement by Miss Carlisle 
Hoyt regarding previews for the Track 
I materials developed by the Christian 
Education Shared Approaches of the de- 
nomination. 

Administration and Promotion 
The report of the Executive Commit- 
tee on Administration and Promotion 
was presented by its chairman, Dr. John 
Beegle. In this connection, presbytery 
adopted a 1977 asking budget of $290,- 
670.87. Compared to the budget adopt- 
ed a year ago, Assembly and Synod 
amounts were increased by 10% while 
presbytery causes were reduced by a 
total of $3,329.13. 

Dr. Beegle reported that the sub-com- 
mittee which is conducting the search 
for a new presbytery executive, while 
not ready to make a recommendation 
at this meeting, has made substantial 
progress. 

On recommendation of the committee, 
presbytery voted to authorize a Mon- 
treat-Anderson College Day during 
1976-77 at which time the college could 
present its work to the churches of the 
presbytery. 

BiCentennial Observance 
Presbytery's BiCentennial Observance 
will be held at Montreat on Saturday. 

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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 
40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July, 1976 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 



Synod Of North Carolina 



1976-77 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Silas M. 
Vaughn, PO Box 755, Montreat, 
N.C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John Alters, PO Box, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Sam R. Patton, 11 

Zephyr Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28806. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT E. A. Andrews, P. O. 

Box 128, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Horace Nolen, 
107 Bidwell St., Franklin, N. C. 
28734. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, N. C. 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Clare Arthur, 
Grace Covenant. 



VICE-MODERATOR 
George, Arden. 



SECRETARY 
Oak Forest. 



— Vickie 

Anne Brookshire, 



TREASURER Gregg Poor, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River. 



HISTORIAN 
Hills. 

REGISTRAR 
minster. 



Paula Ford, Malvern 
• John McNair, West- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Doug 
Stoneman, Trinity, — Ruth Evans, 
Westminster — Chuck Linkston, 
Black Mountain — Donna Harrill, 

Malvern Hills Jackie Edwards, 

West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Steve (Patricia) 
Minnick, Black Mountain. Mr. San- 
dy Curnow, Malvern Hills. 



WOMEN OF ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

The Women of Asheville Presbytery 
have received $6,762.65 to date for the 
1976 Birthday Objective. A special 
"thank you" goes to Mrs. Russell Wood 
who served as our Birthday Interpreter 
this year. If any church has not mailed 
its offering to the treasurer, it should 
be done as quickly as possible. 

The dates for the 1977 North Caro- 
lina Women's Conference are June 11th 
and 12th for the Weekend Conference; 
and June 13th- 17th for the Week Con- 
ference. Mrs. Edward Renegar of Bry- 
son City, N. C, will be the director of 
the training school. Again there will be 
workshops for Local Officers, Cause 
Chairmen, District Chairmen, and Coun- 
cil Officers, as well as the Bible Study. 

The Annual Fall Retreat will be held 
October 8th and 9th in Montreat at 
Assembly Inn. The theme of the Re- 
treat will be "Prayer." Mrs. George Lacy 
is serving as chairman. There will be 
special music, a book table, and a very 
special speaker. The cost is $22.75 per 
person. Please make your reservation 
with Mrs. Dan Hensley, P. O. Box 9484, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805, along with a $1.00 
registration fee as soon as possible. 

If any churches have not sent their 
White Cross Quota (25c per lb.) to Mrs. 
Warren Loftis, White Cross Chairman, 
Montreat, N. C. 28757, please do so to- 
day. 

The President, Mrs. Silas Vaughn has 
appointed a committee to review and 
study the Constitution and By-Laws. 
Mrs. W. C. Breazeale will serve as Chair- 
man, along with Mrs. Charles M. For- 
tune, Mrs. Archie McNair, Mrs. Harold 
Woody and Mrs. Vaughn, ex-offico mem- 
ber. 



A Sample Rally Day Program 

Presbyterian Church 

September 19 — 
(In sanctuary — all but Nurseries) 
Presiding — General Superintendent — 
Scripture — Deuteronomy 6 (selected 
verses) 
Prayer 

Hymn — I Love To Tell The Story — 
Introduction of Church School Offi- 
cers and Department Superintendents 
— who introduced their teachers. 
Perfect Attendance Pins — Church 
School Secretary — (called out names 
from podium while pins were 
handed to children at seats) 
Kindergarten promotees were dis- 
missed to go by their new department 
and then back to the kindergarten 
room where all the kindergarten 
children would be picked up by par- 
ents at end of exercises. 
Promotion — all to be in their new de- 
partments on next Sunday, 1st Sun- 
day of October. Teachers were en- 
couraged to be sure all their pro- 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 

Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

September is designated Christian 
Education month in our church calen- 
dars. This is near the time that we are' 
launching our new Church School year 
and is when we all are thinking of our 
new start in getting in more people, in 
setting-up new classes, in getting some 
new teachers into the work, of getting 
rotated teachers back in again, and of 
looking sometime at new books for 
study. 

For whatever your role in this empha- 
sis, the period does play a significant 
part in how the whole year goes for you 
as a worker, administrator or parent. 
For this reason, most churches have 
found that celebrating Christian Educa- 
tion on a special Sunday during this 
time has helped everyone in the church 
to feel the importance of the Sunday 
morning study-time. The celebration of- 
ten is composed of a service for all ages 
in the sanctuary during the Church 
School hour after the regular roll and 
money is taken. 

Each age group participates in the 
event which is on some theme such as 
"Knowing God is Knowing Me", or is a 
"Sharing" program where each exhibits 
something they liked or did well in then- 
class during the last year. This day has 
traditionally been set in September, but 
it could be in August or October for 
the time which best suits the church. 
With school beginnings earlier than 
they used to be, many churches gear-up 
their program for the beginning of the 
year in August, and some are not readv 
to think of a special day for C. E. until 
October. 

Rally Day is the name for this special 
day by familiar terms, or Launch Day 
has become a more popular name. C. E. 
Celebration is another name to be con- 
sidered, but do let us consider doing 
something during the season to make it 
significant. As missions, and stewardship 
are significant seasons in our church, so 
is Christian Education and let us do 
something to make it known. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



motees knew where to report for 
next Sunday. Adults may shift class- 
es on this Sunday if any wish to do 
so. 
Benediction — 



July, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

I by The Superintendent 

If any of the churches would like the 
presentation of the Home on the chil- 
dren there and life there as presented 
last year by Miss Lynn Holman, she is 
requesting that they, please, contact her 
early so she can make her plans. 

Mrs. Caleen Branch has had to retire 
as dietian for the Children's Home so 
now Mrs. Georgia Haynes is back to 
fill-in for us. She served Presbytery a 
i^rand dinner on July 13, when they 
'met for their summer meeting. 



AUGUST BIRTHDAYS 

Day Name Age 

7 Jeff Parham 15 

13 Marc Buhrmaster 16 

13 Marcella Buhrmaster 16 

28 Julia Blevins 12 



MEMORIALS from Page Four 

Sawyer, Miss Blanche, Greensboro, NC — Mr. 

& Mrs. Frank R. Donoho, Mrs. Grover C. 

I Brown, Asheville. Mrs. Barbara Mackey, Bill 

j and Doug, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Mr. & 

, Mrs. Harold Sluder, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon K. 
Glasgow, Jim and Barbara Rogers, Mr. & 
Mrs. F. P. Ray and Vickie, Women of The 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. Mrs. Joan Calloway, Mrs. L. E. Mc- 
Lean, Kinston, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. 
Smith, Hendersonville. 

Schonwald, Mrs. Byron, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 

; Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 

Scott, Miss Gail, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. Nor- 

! ville, Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas, Frances 

I Hall, Judy Rink, Brevard. 

Shaw, Mr. Ben, St. Paul, NC— John Calvin 

i Sunday School Class of West Asheville 

' Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. 
Choate, Asheville. 

Shoffner, Mrs. Gladys, Asheville — Mrs. Cecil 

; Clayton, Asheville. 

Siler, Mr. Theo, Franklin — Mr. Bryant Mc- 
Clure, Franklin. 

Stepp, Mr. Julian B., Asheville — Mrs. Arthur 
M. Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hafner, Mr. 

< & Mrs. James M. Coleman, Mrs. Mary Jane 

' Pegram, Mrs. Allen Williamson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Herman G. Nichols, Ruth E. Watts, Circle 
#3 of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
George H. Hepting, Ashevlile. Mr. & Mrs. 
Dan Stewart, Raleigh, NC. Highland Metho- 
dist Church, Mrs. John S. Lewis, Hickory, 
NC. Mr. & Mrs. K. M. Gragg, Gastonia, NC. 
Dot and Joe Richert, Summerton, SG. Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles Loring Smith, Weaverville. 
Congressman & Mrs. Roy A. Taylor, Wash- 
ington, D.C. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dave, Mia- 
mi Beach, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Eaton, Jr., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

varney, Francis and Maude, Hempstead, N.Y. 
— Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Vandenhoogen, Ashe- 
ville. 

vavruska, Mrs. Allene, Hazelwood — Dr. & 
Mrs. Eugene Harpe, Mr. & Mrs. Hoard A. 
Splitt, Mr. & Mrs. Whitener H. Prevost, Mr. 
& Mrs. Larry Johnson, Waynesville. Mr. & 
Mrs. John E. Rufty, Hendersonville. 

Waggoner, Mrs. P. H., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mrs. K. M. Wag- 
goner, Mason City, La. Mr. & Mrs. Gene 
Usher, Hendersonville. 

Waller, Mr. Ivan, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
M. F. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Allen, Mrs. Gertrude McFarland, Mrs. L. B. 
McDonald, Questers Club, Mr. & Mrs. John 
F. Egolf, Dr. & Mrs. William Lautner, Mrs. 
Helen A. Cox, Woodward Enterprises, Inc., 
Justin and Mary Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. Mor- 
gan C. Bailey, Mr. & Mrs. James S. Lind- 
say, Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Corell, Mr. & Mrs. 
Montgomery Kimball, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn 



KING PRESIDENT TO RETIRE 

Dr. Powell A. Fraser has announced 
his desire to retire from the presidency 
of King College not later than May 31, 
1977. 

Dr. Fraser told the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Board of Trustees that he 
believes that it is in the best interest of 
himself and King College that he re- 
tire at the end of the next academic 
year, or sooner if a successor is named 
earlier. He stated that he and Mrs. 
Fraser expect to spend some time in 
rest and travel after eight strenuous 
years as president of King College. He 
added that he is grateful for the pa- 
tience, kindness, and support which he 
has been given by the trustees, staff, 
faculty, students, and friends of the col- 
lege during his presidency. 

A committee to search for a succes- 
sor to Dr. Fraser will be elected by the 
Board of Trustees at an early date. 

Dr. Fraser became president of King 
College in June, 1969. He came to King 
from his work as Director of Develop- 
ment at Presbyterian College, following 
his retirement from the U.S. Army with 
the rank of colonel after 23 years of ser- 
vice. 

Since coming to King Dr. Fraser has 
expanded the development program of 
the college, and has organized a Board 
of Visitors, a Parents' Council, a Presi- 
dent's Advisory Council, and the Tor- 
nado Club for encouragement and sup- 
port of the college's athletic program. 
He has also increased the student repre- 
sentation on Key faculty committees 
which have decision-making power. 

He is married to the former Annelle 
McCall of Florence, S. C. They have two 
children: a son Alex, a graduate of the 
United States Naval Academy, now a 
lieutenant (j. g.) stationed at San Diego, 
Calif.; and a daughter Eloise, a graduate 
of Converse College, now working in 
Atlanta, Ga. 

ASSEMBLY from Page One 

They said the choice of the admin- 
istrative director is expected to be made 
by the late September meeting of the 
Mission Board. 

Once the administrative director is 
selected, then the Mission Board will be- 
gin a search for five division directors. 

In announcing the search, Bottoms 
requested assistance from the whole 
church "in finding the best possible per- 
son for the position." 

He asked that suggestions, nomina- 
tions and applications be forwarded by 
Aug. 1 to the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Edris, 
341 Ponce de Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, 
Ga. 30308. 



Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Phyllis 
Dexter, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Streetman, Hendersonville. Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Frazier 
T. Blair, Winnsboro, SC. Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
E. Greer, Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Langs- 
ton, Orlando, Fla. 



UNION COMMITTEE SETS 
SCHEDULE 

The Joint Committee on Presbyterian 
Union has set 1978 as the year for a 
vote that could lead to a union of the 
two largest American Presbyterian 
churches. 

The committee, meeting in Atlanta 
June 28-30, approved amendments to a 
proposed Plan for Union that has been 
studied widely in the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. (PCUS) and the 
United Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S.A. (UPCUSA). 

It then established an editing pro- 
cess that will produce a revised edition 
of the plan and send it to the General 
Assemblies (highest policy-making 
bodies) of both denominations in 1978. 

If approved by majority vote of both 
Assemblies, the proposed union then 
would be voted on by the presbyteries 
(regional units) of the two denomina- 
tions during the following year. 

Constitutional provisions require a 
three-fourths vote in the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. and a two-thirds vote 
in the United Presbyterian Church. 

If these requirements are met, then 
the way would be cleared for final enact- 
ment by a majority vote of the 1979 
Assemblies. 

TROTTI ELECTED 
Dr. John B. Trotti, librarian and as- 
sociate professor of bibliography at 
Union Theological Seminary in Vir- 
ginia, was elected to the position of vice- 
president of the American Theological 
Library Association during the 30th an- 
nual meeting of the Association, June 
21-25. The meeting was held at Calvin 
Seminary on the campus of Calvin Col- 
lege in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

BENEVOLENT GIFTS 

Contributions toward the budget of 
Presbytery through July 7 have amount- 
ed to $100,810.49. For the same period 
of time in 1975 contributions totaled 
$87,462.27. Even though the 1976 bud- 
get is larger than the 1975 budget, we 
are still in a stronger position than we 
were a year ago. 

PRESBYTERY from Page One 
November 13. The Rev. Donald Mun- 
son requested by message that the 
churches which have not yet notified 
him of the person planning the histori- 
cal presentation do so promptly. 

The Rev. J. Lawrence Ayers invited 
members of Presbytery to join with the 
Riceviile Church in the celebration of 
its centennial on Sunday, August 15. 

Next Meeting 
Presbytery adjourned to meet on 
October 12 at the Andrews Presbyterian 
Church, subject to the approval of the 
Andrews congregation. (The session of 
the Andrews Church has originally in- 
vited presbytery for the October meet- 
ing but later deferred to another church, 
which has since had to withdraw its in- 
vitation.) 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July, 1976 



ifemnrial ^tflfi 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Blake, Mr. William, Charlotte, NC— Dr. B. Hoyt 
Evans, Asheville. 

Bradburn, Mary, Hendersonville — Mr. Vernon 
Johnson, Mr. Leander Johnson, Henderson- 
ville. 

Bradley, Mrs. Myrtle, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Parker Richey, Arden. 

Braswell, Mr. Lawson M., Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Breiholz, Mrs. Mayme, Ann Arbor, Mich. — 
Harry, Florence, Nancy & July Reeves, 
Andrews. 

Brumby, Mr. Edward Hunt, Sr., Murphy — Mr. 
& Mrs. James Parker, Murphy. 

Bryant, Mr. Horace B., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
W. B. Schorr, Hendersonville. 

Buchanan, Mrs. Pearl Long, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Dr. & Mrs. William A. Lampley, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Burgin, Mr. Kenneth S., Hot Springs, NC — 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Campbell, Dr. P. A., Blacksburg, SC — Mr. & 
Mrs. M. F. Morrison, Men's Bible Class of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Carpenter, Mr. Guy David, Asheville — Mrs. 
Katherine Short, Asheville. 

Claybrook, Mr. C. W., Luverne, Ala. — Miss 
Josephine Osborne, Weaverville. 

Cline, Miss Laura, Asheville — Mrs. C. C. 
Liner, Bernice N. Lane, Mrs. Catharine 
Russell Little, Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Chesley and 
Family, A.A.U.W. Thursday Night Book 
Group, Circle #11 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Frady, Ms. Mary 
B. Witt, Col. & Mrs. Jack E. Carter, Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. White, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Alli- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Ward, Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred H. Martin and Family, Asheville. Mar- 
garet J. Meyer, Sara J. Oliver, Pulaski, Va. 
Lena Covington, Evelyn Harrison, Durham, 
NC. Sally W. Morris, Daytona Beach, Fla. 
Ed and Helen Gulledge, Myrtle Beach, SC. 
Miss Stella H. Chaney, Danville, Va. Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary R. Wright, Arden. Stella S. Coul- 
ter, Woodleaf, NC. 

Cranston, Mrs. Neta P., Aynor, SC — Dr. & 
Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Crawford, Mr. Walter C, Greensboro, NC — 
Mrs. Frances Grayson Miller, Asheville. 

Curtis, Mr. Everett L., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Graham Price and Leslie, Mrs. Grover C. 
Brown, Mr. John Mull, Mr. & Mrs. Max Mull, 
Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Mr. & Mrs. F. 
Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Smith, Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Carroll and Katherine 
Horton, Mrs. J. T. Knight, Asheville. Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Ladles Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Mrs. J. E. 
Peeke and Elizabeth, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond 
Cole, Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy D. Cole, Mrs. Ray 



Morgan, Miss Josephine Osborne, Mr. & 
Mrs. Brandon Glasgow, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Dillard, Jr., Mrs. John McDowell, Mr. & Mrs. 
Jim Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Roberts, 
Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Ray and Vickie, Mr. Victor 
Ward, Mrs. Betty Brigmon, Mr. & Mrs. 
George B. Martin, Nellie Loftin, Women of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn 
Brank, Circle #1 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Dale and Artie Keith, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold A. Sluder, Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Harper, 
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin M. Gilreath, Weaverville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Mac R. Whitaker, Miss Marie 
Jennings, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hooper, Frank- 
lin. Mrs. L. E. McLean, Mrs. Joan Calloway, 
Kinston, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Dendy, 
Jr., Hermitage, Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
E. Smith, Hendersonville. The T. J. Curtis 
Family, The Joe Lynn Curtis Family, Val- 
dese, NC. The John S. Caldwell Family, 
Candler. Martha H. Crutchfield, Mr. & Mrs. 
Calvin Johnson, Laura B. Walker, Mr. & 
Mrs. Carl P. Thomas, Bryson City. The 
Fleming Family, Iris Lafevers, Dee and 
Mildred Richards, C. V. Lafevers, Mr. & 
Mrs. Mark Lafevers, Morganton, NC. Irene 
C. and Shannon C. McGimsey, Drexel, NC. 
Mrs. B. A. Walker, Torrance, Calif. Mr. & 
Mrs. Seth S. Haynie, Cullowhee. Mr. & Mrs. 
J. B. Banks, Sr., Swannanoa. 

Denton, Mr. Robert, Hendersonville — Dr. 
Leonard Barber and Staff, Hendersonville. 

DeZur, Mrs. Jennie — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

Dillon, Mr. Arthur, Hendersonville — M. Lucille 
Wilson, Etowah. 

Dodd, Mrs. Susie, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Leo Manley, Mrs. Frances G. Leemon, Mrs. 
Allen Williamson, Miss Alma Hawthorne, 
Asheville. Gladys O. Wade, Black Mountain. 

Drum, Mr. D. Kelley, Asheville — John, Betty 
and Bill Cance, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham 
Price, Mabel V. Conn, Asheville. Terminal 
Communications, Raleigh, N.C. The Maurice 
Rau Family, Santa Monica, Ca. 

Dubberly, Mr. I. C, Hendersonville — Dr. 
Leonard Barber and Staff, Hendersonville. 

Dunlop, Mr. Joseph T., Hendersonville — Mr. 
Alfred P. Goodwin, Hendersonville. 

Erickson, Mrs. Alana M., Melbourne, Fla. — 
Judge & Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Melbourne, 
Fla. 

Field, Mr. Harry, Oteen — Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock. 

Foster, Mr. J. M., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. F. McLeod, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. William A. 
Lampley, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., 
Miss Grace Gaillard, Mr. & Mrs. L. M. 
Spaulding, Mr. Vernon Johnson, Mr. Leander 
Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Garren, Mrs. Allard, Georgia — Lucille Wilson, 
Etowah. 

Hendricks, Mr. H. Jackson, Hendersonville — 
Circle #3 of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Hendricks, Hines J., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Kenneth G. Cooley, Hendersonville. 

Hipps, Mrs. John, Waynesville — Women of the 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Waynes- 
ville. 

Huggins, Mr. J. P., Hendersonville — Miss 



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Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 

above) 



Elizabeth Randolph, Hendersonville. Mrs. 
Jeanne Franklin and Donna, Mountain 
Home. 

Hunter, Mrs. S. C, Westminster, SC — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. L. Hunter, Brevard. 

Hylan, Mr. Ralph R., Kingston, Mass — Mrs. 
Katherine Short, Asheville. 

Johnson, Mrs. Alice, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

Jones, Mrs. Robert B., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Joe P. McLeod, Pisgah Forest. 

Justice, Mr. J. E., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
G. McCracken, Nancy Walker, Mrs. L. G. 
Dotson, Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hyatt and Family, 
Waynesville. Technical Control Dept. of 
Champion International, Canton. Patty Jen- 
sen, Anchorage, Alaska. 

Kieck, Dr. Ernest G., Horse Shoe — Mr. & Mrs. 
Joe P. McLeod, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur M. Bjontegard, Mrs. Louis M. Taylor, 
Mrs. James A. Pray, Hendersonville. 

Kyle, Mrs. E. J., Forrest City, Ark. — Mrs. 
Evelyn W. Mann, Greenville, SC. 

Lane, Mrs. D. W., Hendersonville — Circle #2 
of First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville. 

Lee, Mr. Richard S., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 

McConnell, Mrs. Bess, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Deorge D. Robertson, Asheville. Kathryn 
McRee, Eagle Lake, Tx. Geneva Carl, Hous- 
ton, Tx. Mr. & Mrs. C. K. Taylor, Missouri 
City, Tx. 

McPeters, Mr. John Hannibal, Asheville — Ruth 
Tweed and Ada, Asheville. 

Myers, Mr. John L., Pembroke, Fla. — Adult 
Sunday School Class of Waynesville Pres- 
byterian Church, Waynesville. 

Newbury, Henry E., Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

Oliver, Mrs. C. W., Sr., Mt. Olive, NC— Mrs. 
T. R. Everett, Asheville. 

Owens, Mr. Carl E., Asheville — Miss Hildegard 
Rother, Huron, S. Dak. 

Pitman, Mother of Mrs. Earl — Mabel V. Conn, 
Asheville. 

Reese, Mr. James E., Hendersonville — Miss 
Elizabeth S. Randolph, Hendersonville. 

Roberts, Mr. Wayne S., Weaverville — Mr. & 
Mrs. M. Graham Price, Mrs. Grover C. 
Brown, Mr. John Mull, Mr. & Mrs. Max Mull, 
Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Mr. & Mrs. F. 
Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Smith, Minevia 
Brittain Interest Group, Mary Jane Winfrey, 
Sue Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Jack W. Keith 
and Family, Miss Dorothy L. Wilson, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry E. Golden, Swannanoa Cleaners, 
Inc., Wade E. Elliott, E. Bretney Smith, Jr. 
E. Bretney Smith, Sr., Asheville. Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Ladies Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Mrs. Ray 
Morgan, Miss Josephine Osborne, Mr. & 
Mrs. Brandon K. Glasgow, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Dillard, Jr., Mrs. John McDowell, Mr. & 
Mrs. Jim Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Rob- 
erts, Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Ray and Vickie, 
Victor Ward, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond R. Cole, 
Martha Webb, Flat Creek Baptist Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Arrowood, Jr., Women of 
The First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Glenn Brank, Circle #1 of First Presbyteri- 
an Church, Dale and Artie Keith, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harold A. Sluder, Mr. & Mrs. H. L. 
Harper, Mrs. Lula Brittain, the Rev. & Mrs. 
Wendell Brittain, Cara and Wendy Brittain, 
Weaverville. Mr. Edwin Ray McLean, Alex- 
andria, Va. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Higgins and 
Family, Glade Hill, Va. 

Roper, Mr. Ernest, Jr., Hendersonville— Mr. & 
Mrs. Gene Usher, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Bar- 
ber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Dr. 
& Mrs. William A. Lampley, Hendersonville. 

Russell, Mr. Joe Terrell, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Jack G. McCracken and Nancy Walk- 
er, Waynesville. Women of Canton Presby- 
terian Church, Canton. 

Saunders, Mrs. Arvetta, Peoria, III. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Wayne Seppanen, Mr. & Mrs. M. F. 
Morrison, Circle #6 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville. 



More on Page Three 



1976 Friends of 
Montreal- Anderson College 

July 1, 1976 



Each summer the names of Friends of Montreat-Andereon College 
have been listed in the Sunday bulletins at Anderson Auditorium. This 
summer we are presenting these honored names by means of this special 
mid-year roster. 

Thank you for your continuing prayers and support 



Mr. & Mrs. James R. Allison 
Dr. John Bolten Sr. 
Mr. James G. Cannon 
Miss Winnie A. Coxe 
Judge & Mrs. Price Daniel 
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Fuller 
Mr. Clarence W. Hoeper 
Mrs. B. Everett Jordan 
Mrs. Barnard Kilgore 
Mr. Edward H. Little 
Miss Mary Stewart McLeod 
Mrs. Ben W. Montgomery 
Mr. & Mrs. James L. Morgan 



jrresii 

Charlotte, NC 

Andover, MA 

Charlotte, NC 

Montreat, NC 

Liberty, TX 

Greensboro, NC 

Sarasota, FL 

Saxapahaw, NC 

Clearwater, FL 

New York, NY 

Bartow, FL 

Spartanburg, SC 

Laurel Hill, NC 



cLemut s V^omncil 



Mrs. Margaret M, Newell 

Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Oeland 

Mrs. R. W. Pack 

Mr. & Mrs. June L. Parks Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Plumer 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles A Rathbun 

Mr. & Mrs. W. A. L. Sibley 

Mr. & Mrs. William Henry B. Simpson 

The Rev. & Mrs. George H. Smith 

Mr. & Mrs. Marcus F. Snoddy 

Mrs. A. R. Updike 

Mrs. Cecil Wasson 



Charlotte, NC 

Clinton, SC 

Black Mountain, NC 

Gaffney, SC 

Miami, FL 

Montreat, NC 

Union, SC 

Greenville, SC 

Decatur. GA 

Charlotte, NC 

Lake Wales, FL 

Big Spring, TX 






^"tn'ol. nc Pacemakers 















SUSTAINERS 



me!' nc Ambassadors 



Gifts From Clubs 



Corporate Gifts 



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Gifts From Foundations 



Gifts From Churches i 
Church Groups 










SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



August 1976 

ntered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
t the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
;ie Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
ige paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

\ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

10 Church Street Asheville, N. C. 28801 

lev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



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1976 



August 

No. 8 



*EW ORGANIZATION FORMED 

New machinery for administering the 
>rograms of the Presbyterian Church in 
he U. S. was activiated in a three-day 
neeting at denominational headquarters 
lere July 22-24. 

Modifications in the former General 
xecutive Board began with a name 
hange to General Assembly Mission 
Joard, with membership reduced from 
2 to 62 at this meeting and ultimately 
o 57 in 1978. 

The changes were ordered by the Gen- 
ral Assembly at its 116th annual meet- 
ng last month in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 
dopting an organizational modification 
>lan drawn by its Office of Review and 
Evaluation. 

The Rev. Dr. Paul M. Edris of Day- 
ona Beach, Fla., immediate past mod- 



tfore on Page Three 



HOYT EVANS JOINS FACULTY 




APPRECIATION TO 
DR. HOYT EVANS 

Dr. Hoyt Evans has been called to 
teach at Montreat-Anderson College. 
Mrs. Evans has been for several years 
teaching classes in painting, at the Col- 
lege. Dr. Evans' classes will be courses 
in Bible Study. 

He has been Executive Secretary of 
Asheville Presbytery for the last six 
years; having been called to this posi- 
tion from the Westminster Presbyterian 
Church. 

As Executive Secretary his work has 
been most helpful and effective. In this 
work he has given council and guidance 
to many of the Churches of the Presby- 
tery. The small Churches have especial- 
ly found him a wise friend and helper. 
Also many a Pastor has found Dr. Evans 
to be a Pastor's Pastor. 

We all want to thank Dr. Evans for 
the blessing his work has been. Also to 
wish him and Mrs. Evans success in the 
work to which they have been called. 



The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans joins the Bi- 
ble faculty of Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege with the opening of fall semester, 
1976. His resignation as executive secre- 
tary of the Asheville Presbytery becomes 
effective Aug. 21. 

In that office since 1969, Evans has 
done much to coordinate the energies of 
the 30-plus churches in the presbytery. 
Through this direction, smaller churches 
and missionary causes of the presbytery 
have been able to grow in size and ser- 
vices. 

An extension of his local work has in- 
volved him as member and secretary of 
the General Executive Board of the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. and was a 
member and served as vice-chairman of 
the PCUS Council on Theology and 
Culture. 

Long active in the leadership of his 
denomination, Evans has held the office 
of moderator in the Asheville, Kings 
Mountain and Mecklenburg Presbyteries 
and in the Synod of Appalachia, a high- 
er governing body in the PCUS. 

Subsequent to his position with the 
presbytery, Evans pastored the Westmin- 
ster Presbyterian Church in Asheville 
where he had served since 1965. On ac- 
cepting the position he noted that it had 
been 29 years to the day since he had 
been received by the Asheville Presbytery 
as a candidate for the gospel ministry. 

The young Evans was ordained by the 
presbytery in July, 1946 and installed as 
pastor of the Franklin, N. C. church. He 
later held pastorates in Gastonia and 
Huntersville before coming to Westmin- 
ster. 

Evans received his education at David- 
son College where he was graduated in 
1944 with an A.B. in English and at 
Princeton Theological Seminary where 
he received his M.Div. in 1946. 

A Weaverville, N. C. native, he and 
his wife, Martha, an art professor at M- 
AC, have five daughters and reside in 
Asheville. 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 197< 



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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 

1976-77 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Silas M. 
Vaughn, PO Box 755, Montreat, 
N.C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John Akers, PO Box, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Sam R. Patton, 11 

Zephyr Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28806. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — E. A. Andrews, P. O. 
Box 128, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Horace Nolen, 
107 Bidwell St., Franklin, N. C. 
28734. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, N. C. 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Clare Arthur, 
Grace Covenant. 



VICE-MODERATOR — 
George, Arden. 



SECRETARY 
Oak Forest. 



Vickie 
Anne Brookshire, 



TREASURER — Gregg Poor, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River. 

HISTORIAN — Paula Ford, Malvern 
Hills. 



REGISTRAR 
minster. 



John McNair, West- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Doug 

Stoneman, Trinity, Ruth Evans, 

Westminster Chuck Linkston, 

Black Mountain — Donna Harrill, 
Malvern Hills — Jackie Edwards, 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Steve (Patricia) 
Minnick, Black Mountain. Mr. San- 
dy Curnow, Malvern Hills. 



WOMEN OF ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

The Annual Fall Retreat will be held 
October 8th and 9th at Assembly Inn, 
Montreat. The theme is "Praying Your 
Way Through Life." The cost is $22.75 

($17.75 room, 1 night and 3 

meals, $3.00 charge per person for use 
of conference room, and $1.00 registra- 
tion fee.) Please make your reservation 
with Mrs. Dan Hensley, P. O. Box 9484, 
Asheville, N. C, 28805, along with $1.00 
registration fee and indicate if you wish 
to reserve a room in the Inn. 

The speaker for the Retreat is Frances 
Workman of Rock Hill, S. C. She is a 
former teacher, has her own Realtor 
Business, and is a mother of three chil- 
dren. Frances has been a speaker for 
women's retreats at Ridgecrest, Montreat 
and Charlotte. 

Attention is called to the Fall District 
Meetings for the Women of Asheville 
Presbytery. They will meet as follows: 

District #1, Mrs. Walter Harlow, 
Chairman, will meet September 12th at 
Kenilworth Church. 

District #2, Mrs. Dan Hensley, Chair- 
man, will meet September 19th at Lakey 
Gap Church. 

District #3, Mrs. D. W. Gunn, Chair- 
man, will meet September 26th at the 
Bryson City Church. 

District #4, Miss Rosalie Hassell, 
Chairman, will meet October 3rd at 
First Church, Hendersonville. 

District $5, Mrs. Stanley Bennett, 
Chairman, will meet October 10th at 
Cullowhee, N. C. 

We are happy that Mrs. Gunn has 
consented to serve as chairman of Dis- 
trict p. 



YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS 

"The New Chuck Colson" is the name 
of a movie about Charles W. Colson 
of the Nixon administration. He heard 
the same news that we hear in most 
churches on Sunday morning: "Hear the 
good news of the Gospel, that Jesus came 
into the world to save sinners. Repent 
and believe." He did, and the story of 
this cool, calculating man is told in this 
36 minute film. Rent from the Reli- 
gious Film Service, 2804 Anderson Drive, 
Raleigh, N. C. 27608 for $30.00. 



MINISTERS WIFE DIES 

Mrs. Wade H. Boggs died July 30 in 
an Asheville hospital after a short ill- 
ness. Graveside services were held July 
31 at Liberty, S. C, and memorial ser- 
vices were conducted Aug. 1 at Black 

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Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 

Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

In a recent message to the churche 
from the President of the Presbyteriai 
School of Christian Education in Rich 
mond, Dr. Kenneth Orr made some sig 
nificant comments about Church Schoo 
attendance. The sign "Slow Churcl 
Speed 10 mph" is familiar to us all. H 
was saying that his first reaction to thi 
was one of amusement, but then he said 
"Later, I decided the words have a deep 
er message. They remind me that in thi 
decade of the seventies when our societ' 
is racing ahead, many Christian congre 
gations are creeping along at 10 mph 
if indeed they are moving at all." 

"Instead of serving as headlights illu 
minating a dark, uncertain future wit! 
the strong Gospel of Jesus Christ, tcxi 
many congregations today are taillights.' 

Dr. Orr went on to show that the en 
rollment figures in our Presbyteriai 
Church, U. S. in one decade havi 
dropped near 247,000 in number whicl 
is a quarter of a million. "It means thi 
Presbyterian Church in the Unite( 
States — is failing now to educate evei 
one-half of its total membership — in ai 
organized manner. Is this true in you: 
congregation?" 

The Presbyterian School of Christiai 
Education is our own institution fo: 
preparing leaders in our Church School 
as Directors of Christian Education 
They also have a lab for teachinj 
Church School teachers, so their concen 
is with the Christian Education of ou 
congregations. 

Dr. Orr quoted the verses from Mat 
thew 28:19-20 as their aim, "Go, y< 
therefore, and teach all nations, bapti2 
ing them in the name of the Father, anc 
the Son, and the Holy Ghost; Teaching 
them to observe all things whatsoever 
have commanded you . . ." 

"We must halt this decline in th 
Christian education of church members 
Unless we do, the Gospel of Jesus Chris 
will have less and less impact in our so 
ciety; congregations will grow weake 
and weaker; and secular values mon 
and more will saturate our marriages 
our families, our youth, and our lifi 
style," he stated. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



August, 1976 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by the Superintendent 

The children returned to school in 
Black Mountain on August 17 after a 
busy summer filled with baseball and 
softball, swimming, picnics and enter- 
taining church circles. 

In June circle 7 from Brevard-David- 
son River Presbyterian Church came to 
the Home to visit and have lunch with 
us. They had their meeting in the large 
parlor. 

Circle 7 of First Presbyterian Church 
of Asheville joined us for lunch on Au- 
gust 2, toured the Home and held their 
business meeting. On August 12, sev- 
eral members of the Mills River Presby- 
terian Women of the Church met for 
lunch, toured the Home and held their 
meeting. We enjoyed having all the la- 
dies from the different circles, and ap- 
preciate the items of clothing, sheets and 
towels which they brought to us at the 
times of their visits. 

On July 25 the children and staff at 
the Home were the guests of Etowah 
Presbyterian Church for the Sunday 
morning worship service and for a picnic 
and games. 

August 11 the children and staff were 
the guests of the Canton Presbyterian 
Church. Swimming was provided at the 
Canton Municipal pool and was fol- 
lowed by a picnic and devotions by Rev. 
Jack Parse. 



SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


Day 


Name 


Age 


9 


Robin Ferguson 


17 


21 


Cheryl Buhrmaster 


10 


22 


Keith Buckner 


15 


24 


Bobby Summers 


17 


27 


Mike Moore 


18 



ORGANIZATION from page one 

erator of the General Assembly, is the 
Mission Board's new chairperson. 

Other new officers are Willard Mc- 
Creight, an attorney from Huntington, 
W. Va., vice chairperson; the Rev. B. 
Hoyt Evans, executive secretary of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, secretary. 

The modification plan called for dis- 
carding an Executive Committee and 
inaugurating an Administrative Com- 
mittee comprised of the chairperson and 
a representative from each of the seven 
synods. 

The board elected five laypersons and 
three ministers to the Administrative 
Committee: Dr. Edris; the Rev. Mr. 
Evans, Synod of North Carolina; the 
Rev. Everett Brown of St. Louis, Synod 
of Mid-America; McCreight, Synod of 
the Virginias; Kaye Campbell of Talla- 
hassee, Synod of Florida; Judge Michael 
L. Carr of Brookhaven, Miss., Synod of 
the Mid-South; Sara B. Moseley of Sher- 
man, Tex., Synod of Red River; and 
Jervey Royall of Mount Pleasant, S. C, 
Synod of the Southeast. 

Five divisions of the board, including 
a new Division of Court Partnership Ser- 
vices, were activiated and elected leaders. 

The division chairpersons and vice 
chairpersons are, respectively: National 
Mission, the Rev. Parker Williamson of 
Lenoir, N. C, and Mary Baine Rudolph 
of Jacksonville, Fla.; International Mis- 
sion, the Rev. Matthew McGowan of 
Chattanooga and the Rev. R. Jackson 
Sadler of Richmond; Corporate and So- 
cial Mission, Patricia Ann Turner of 
Oklahoma City (no vice chairperson) ; 
Central Support Services, Jane Straugh- 
an of Richmond and Richard J. Ernst of 
Annandale, Va.; Court Partnership Ser- 
vices, Dr. Robert C. Malcolm of Little 
Rock and Charles Wilkins of Greens- 
boro, N. C. 



TRAGEDY IN SPACH FAMILY 

The surviving members of an Ameri- 
can rancher's family say they hold no 
hatred or malice toward the slayers of the 
head of the clan and two sons in a land 
dispute in northern Brazil. 

Squatters ambushed John Weaver Da- 
vis, his sons Mallory, 33, and Bruce, 29, 
and two ranch hands on a jungle road 
July 4. The sons and ranch hands died 
immediately; the father died eight days 
later in a hospital in Belem. 

Bruce Davis was the son-in-law of Jule 
Spach, moderator of the General Assem- 
bly of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U. S. 

In an address at the commissioning of 
new missionaries at the denominational 
conference center here, Spach said the 
surviving wife/mother and four grown 
children hope to find a way "to go and 
share with them (the killers) the mean- 
ing of the Christian faith." 

Mr. and Mrs. John Weaver Davis were 
missionaries to Zaire and Brazil before 
going into the ranching operation about 
eight years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Spach 
have been missionaries to Brazil 25 
years. 



MINISTERS WIFE from p. 2 

Mountain Presbyterian Church. 

She is survived by her husband, who 
was moderator of the 1954 General As- 
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U. S.; a son, the Rev. Dr. Wade H. 
Boggs, Jr., professor at Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education, Rich- 
mond; a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. 
Lovelace of Memphis; and four grand- 
children. 






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MEMORIALS from Page Four 

Starnes, Mrs. O. E. Jr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Hugh Lamb, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. Lester 

Connelly, Swannanoa. 
Stephens, Mr. Charles, Sarasota, Fla— Mr. & 

Mrs. B. M. Hoffman, Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. 
Putnam, Asheville. 
Stepp, Mr. Julian B., Asheville — Mrs. Gladys H. 
Booth, Mr. & Mrs. C. LeRoy Robinson, Mrs. 
L. B. Jackson, Katherine and Glenn Snipes, 
Mrs. Franklin Weaver Reagan, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas A. Groce, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. A. Hunt- 
ington Patch, Dorothy & Bob Rice, Officers 
and Directors of First Union National Bank 
Mr. & Mrs. Albin F. Knight, Mr. & Mrs. a! 
R. Sluder, Minniehazel Green, Mrs. Robin 
Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. W. Ralph Walls, Mr. 
& Mrs. Harry S. Corey, Col. & Mrs. Robert 
J. Putnam, Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Davis, Mr. 
& Mrs. Brainard B. Rorison, Mr. Jack Wood- 
cock, Mrs. Ruth W. Barfield, Mr. & Mrs. 
James S. Howell, Mr. & Mrs. W. Stuart 
Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. Carlton L. Parks. Mrs. 
Maurice F. Hensley, Kitty and Bert Lyman, 
Mrs. Charles D. Parker, Mrs. B. Alexander 
White, Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing 
Company, Mr. & Mrs. J. Alfred Miller, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ralph M. Nelson, Asheville. Mrs. Ray 
E. Shaw, Sr., Raleigh, NC. Miss Myrtle 
Stepp, Miss Helen A. Abernathy, Hickory, 



NC. Ray and Betty Shaw, Greensboro, NC. 

Mrs. N. A. Beadles, Athens, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert M. Eaton, Oakmont, Pa. Mr. & Mrs. 

E. C. Coleman, Mae Hansen, Weaverville. 
Sutherland, Mr. E. L, Richmond, Va. — Mrs. 

L. B. Prince, Hendersonville. 
Thorns, Mr. Harold H., Asheville — Mrs. Gladys 

H. Booth, Asheville. 
Tucker, Mr. Leon, Asheboro, NC — Mrs. Pearle 

M. Towers, Mrs. Vera Morris, Albemarle, 

NC. Col. & Mrs. J. E. Morris, Decatur, Ga. 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Morris, Raleigh, NC. 
Vavrusks, Allene S., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 

M. R. Whisenhunt, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Bryson, Waynesville. Roger and Midge Bis- 

son, Cullowhee. Mr. & Mrs. O. A. Brouer, 

Black Mountain. 
Waggoner, Mrs. Eve, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 
Wells, Mrs. C. T., Sr., Canton — Miss Betty 

Tate, Canton. 
Wilcher, Marie Hembre, Fla. — Circle No. 3 

of Waynesville Presbyterian Church, 

Waynesville. 
Williams, Mrs. John P., New Lansing, Mich. 

— Women of Montreat Presbyterian Church, 

Montreat. 

Wright, Mr. James H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Thomas and John, Weaverville. 



ASSEMBLY ADMINISTRATOR 
SOUGHT 

Nominations and applications are be- 
ing sought for an administrative director 
of the General Assembly Mission Board 
of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

The 116th General Assembly earlier 
this month established the new position 
as a part of an organizational modifica- 
tion plan affecting the denomination's 
national agencies. 

The new executive will serve as "the 
chief administrator of the Mission Board, 
with responsibility for coordinating its 
entire program." 

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence W. Bottoms 
of Atlanta, chairperson of the Mission 
Board, announced the search for the 
new executive with the concurrence of 
the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Edris of Daytona 
Beach, who succeeded Bottoms when 
the board met July 22. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1976 



jHemnnai (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Barbour, Harriette R., Berry ville, Va. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Lewis D. Mitchell, Asheville. 
Bellman, Mrs. Emma, Union City, NJ — Mr. & 

Mrs. Perry Allison, Brevard. 
Bowerman, Mr. Herbert, Hillsborough, GA — 

Mr. Charles L. Frost, San Mateo, Ca. 

Bowman, Mr. Gregory, Alexander, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald Murray, Louise Frazier Marsh, 
Hendersonville. The Lynn Reighard Family, 
Asheville. 

Bruhin, Clevo, Knoxville, Tenn. — Dr & Mrs. 
Paul Hill, Flat Rock. 

Brumby, Mr. Edward, Sr., Murphy, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. A. Singleton, Murphy. 

Buchanan, Mrs. Harry E., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Blair, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. 
McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Card, Mrs. John W., Knoxville, Tenn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. William Fender, Lomita, Ca. Mrs. 
James W. Bradley, Asheville. 

Carpenter, Mr. Guy D., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Norman Boyter, Arden. Mrs. R. P. Booth, 
Asheville. 

Chamberlin, Mrs. Roy, Hendersonville — Col. 
P. H. Waggoner, Hendersonville. 

Church, Mrs. C. D., Canton — Norma R. Briggs, 
Canton. 

Clark, Mr. William T., Lynchburg, Va. — Mrs. 
Ron Gentry, Franklin. 

Cline, Miss Laura, Asheville— Doyle and 
Madge Barnes, Pearl Whitmire, Royston, 
Ga. Alfred and Margaret Fort, Mrs. Barbara 
Higgins, Miss Fay Graham, Miss Frances 
Farlinger, Miss Diane Ferikes, Miss Claire 
Sams, Mrs. Alice Sluder, Mrs. Clara W. 
Stallings, Mr. & Mrs. Conley Britt, Mr. & 
Mrs. Sidney Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas 
McCorkle, Miss Laura Sinclair, J. O. and 
Marie McCollum, Mrs. Milton Currence, 
Olive R. Simpson, Dixie A. Mott, Mrs. L. M. 
Lehto, Miss Marie Chisolm, Edward, Rena 
and Eddie James, Mr. Joe Swicegood, Mr. 
& Mrs. Brainard B. Rorison, Jack Wampler, 
Miss Margaret Morley, Mr. & Mrs. William 
J. Peeke, Mrs. George W. Mathews, Mrs. 
Evelyn P. Miles, Mrs. Ruth O. Ridenhour, 
Miss Janet Nihlean, Asheville. Nora Swice- 
good, Bess Swicegood, Mrs. Sharon Loftis, 
Mrs. Ruth C. Townsend, Mrs. Helen Ander- 
son, Mrs. Constance C. Morris, Arden. 
Mrs. Scott A. MacEachron, Mrs. Allen P. 
Perley, III, Black Mountain. Dr. James Y. 
Griggs, St. Louis, Mo. Rlia Edwards, Char- 
lotte, NC. The C. E. Griggs Family, Charles- 
ton, SC. Emily Roberts, Mrs. Dale Lackey, 
Weaverville. Samuel W. Harris, Barbara B. 
Harris, St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. D. 
A. Hewitt, Colonial Heights, Va. Miss Lois 
Loftis, Greenville, SC. Mrs. Lucy M. Bell, 
Mr. Ray L. Harwood, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. 
W. A. Blackwell, Jr., Miami, Fla. Mr. & 
Mrs. Roland Young, Mr. & Mrs. John Van- 
over, Swannanoa. Mrs. James L. Barnett, 
Silver Springs, Md. Mrs. May Jo Gray, Mars 



Hill. Mrs. Nancy Hudgins, Skyland. Mr. & 
Mrs. Rogers Brown, Clearwater, Fla. Mrs. 
Barbara B. Anderson, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Powell, San Antonio, Tex. Mrs. 
P. M. Towers, Albemarle, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 
Lloyd Smith, Mr. & Mrs. John Shuford, Mr. 
& Mrs. Joseph DeNardo, Miss Linda Dot- 
son, Asheville. Mrs. I. L. Kaplan, Old Fort. 

Close, Mrs. M. C, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
P. K. Ferree, Cherokee. 

Cranston, Mrs. Neta, Aynor, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Lawrence Blair, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, 
Jr., Hendersonville. 

Crisp, Nannette, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
James Earl Douthit, Swain High School 
Faculty, Bryson City. 

Curtis, Mr. E. L., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Thomas, Weaverville Extension 
Homemakers, Mrs. Wayne S. Roberts and 
Family, Weaverville. Mrs. Ben H. Evans, 
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Sams, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Jack Rice, Leicester, Mr. & Mrs. 
Coy McFalls, Mrs. Estelle Curtis and Family, 
Morganton, NC. Mrs. Billie J. Porter, Rob- 
binsville, NC. Sally Tucker, Ft. Lauderdale, 
Fla. Frances Yoist, Durham, NC. Margaret 

A. Hunter, Cullowhee. Mrs. Leroy Sossa- 
mon, Bryson City. 

Dillard, Mrs. Annie P., Asheville — Conley and 

Margie Britt, Asheville, (Birthday Memorial) 
Drum, Mr. D. Kelley, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Birdsall T. Tremaine, Miss Ora Blackmun, 

Asheville. 
Duckett, Mr. James, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas G. Johnson, Asheville. 
Dunlop, Mr. Joseph, P., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Samuel J. Fisher, Asheville. 
Ellison, Mrs. J. H., Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 

B. Prince, Hendersonville. 

Engel, Mr. John H., Clearwater, Fla. — Mr. Clif- 
ford C. Clifton, Hendersonville. 

Felder, Mrs. Frances, Columbia, SC — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence 
Blair, Hendersonville. 

Fortson, Mr. S. Donald, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Brainard B. Rorison, Asheville. 

Foster, Mr. Harlie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R. 
W. Foster & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Bla- 
lock, Canton. 

Foster, Mr. J. M., Hendersonville — Mr. Clif- 
ford C. Clifton, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mrs. J. 
M. Good, Sr., Miss Maggie Good, Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. Miss Caro- 
lyn Kimsey, Horse Shoe. 

Gaines, Mrs. Algeria, Jacksonville, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Sam R. Patton, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. 
Neighbors, Asheville. 

Gorrell, Mr. G. C. — Mr. & Mrs. F. H. Weaver, 
Asheville. 

Hazen, Mr. George H., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 
George Thomas and John, Weaverville. 

Howsa, Mrs. Joseph, Hendersonville— Mrs. 
Pam Valvo, Mr. & Mrs. George W. Caisse, 
Hendersonville. 

Jackson, Mr. William Edward, Hendersonville 
— Mr. & Mrs. Philip Thibodeau, Henderson- 
ville. 

Jenkins, Mr. Crawford, Whittier, NC — Mr. 
Felix W. Potts, Mr. Weaver McCracken, Jr., 
Bryson City. 

Jobe, Mrs. Hattie A., Rutherfordton, NC — Mrs. 
W. W. Ballew, Asheville. 



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Johnson, Mr. Lindsay W. — Mr. & Mrs. Dan 
Watkins, Waynesville. 

Jones, Mrs. Robert, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. A. W. Childs, Hendersonville. 

Justice, Mr. J. Edwin, Canton — Mr. Reid Mac- 
Donald and Sister, Huntersville, NC. 

Kelly, Mrs. Charles, Asheville — Women of the 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 

Kelly, Mrs. Olive D., Sanford, NC — The Rev. 
& Mrs. W. C. Cooper, Montreat. 

Kieck, Dr. Ernest Gustave, Horse Shoe — Mr. 
& Mrs. Clyde Allison, Horse Shoe. Mrs. 
E. W. Dobbins, Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Childs, 
Hendersonville. 

Kipp, Marie O., Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. James 
Parks, Swannanoa. 

Leonard, Mr. C. 0., Savannah, GA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Ann Foster, James 
Durst, Asheville. 

Lundquist, Mr. Jim, Mondovi, Wise. — John 
Calvin Sunday School Class of West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
M. Devlin, Mr. & Mrs. Sam R. Patton, Ashe- 
ville. 

Mashburn, Miss Emily, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

McConnell, Miss Bess, Asheville — Teachers 
of L. M. Stevens Elementary School, Hous- 
ton, Tex. Mrs. Anne H. McConnell, Win- 
gate, NC. 

McCune, Dr. Frank W., Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Bob Childs, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry Marriotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga. 

Metcalf, Mrs. A. E., Black Mountain — Lakey 
Gap Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 

Milton, Mr. Frank, Asheville— Mrs. Stanley 
Capps, Asheville. 

Monroe, Mrs. W. G., Oshkosh, Wise— Dr. & 
Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat Rock. 

Morison, Mr. William B., Asheville — Fay R. 
Barnard, Mrs. R. Fred Gray, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Glenn E. Robinson, Candler. 

Nanney, Miss Vanessa, Saluda, NC — Dr. & 
Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Nettles, Mr. Zeb V., Asheville — Mrs. Gladys 
H. Booth, Asheville. 

Pressly, Miss Rachel, Due West, SC — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Pressley, Mr. William Eugene, Black Moun- 
tain — Lakey Gap Presbyterian Church, 
Black Mountain. 

Roberts, Mr. Wayne S., Weaverville — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Thomas, W. N. C. Wildlife 
Club, Inc., Optimist Club of North Bun- 
combe, Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L. 
Curtis, Weaverville. Mrs. Ben H. Evans, 
D. S. Roberts GrouD of Southern Bell 
Telephone Co., Mr. & Mrs. Howard Sams, 
Mr. & Mrs. S. R. Perkins, Asheville. D. C. 
Graybeal, Jonesboro, Tenn. Mrs. Jackie 
McLean, Kinston, NC. 

Roper, Mr. Ernest L., Jr., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Cameron, Hendersonville. 

Satterfield, Mr. David O., Waynesville — Mr. 
& Mrs. B. F. Woods, Anne and Franky, 
Waynesville. 

Sawyer, Miss Blanche — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Thomas, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Sams, Asheville. 

Scott, Miss Gail, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
Winchester, Miss Adella Mattson, Miss May 
Mattson, Brevard. 

Shackelford, Mrs. Minnie, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Pruitt, Jr., Etowah. 

Shaw, Mr. Ben, Plains, SC — Circle No. 1 of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Sam R. Patton, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Neigh- 
bors, Asheville. 

Short, Mr. Frank B., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Edwin J. Chapman, Mrs. Gladys H. Booth, 
Asheville. 

Siler, Mr. Theo, Franklin— Mr. & Mrs. T. W. 
Siler, Chuck and Mary Lee, Asheville. 

Stanton, Mr. Richard — Mrs. Mary L. Sheffield, 
Florida City, Fla. 

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September 
No. 9 



1976 



SERJAKS TO SYLVA 

The Rev. Mr. William H. Serjak, 
Erom the St. Andrews Presbyterian 
Church in Hollywood, Florida has been 
called to the First Presbyterian Church, 
Sylva, N. C. to be its pastor. He was 

xamined and received into the Presby- 
tery of Asheville at a called meeting on 
\ugust 24 which met in the First Pres- 

yterian Church of Asheville. 

He was the associate pastor in the St. 
\ndrews Church and come from the 
Everglades Presbytery where he was ac- 
ive in the youth and the Home Mission 
urograms of that Presbytery. He and 
lis wife, the former Cassandra Hager, 
ind their daughter, Heather Lynn, 
noved to Sylva where he assumed 
is position on September 15. His instal- 
ation service will take place at an early 
late. 



RICEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 




Riceville Presbyterian Church 

This year, 1976, has been a very im- 
portant year in the life of Riceville Pres- 
byterian Church. On August 15, 1976, 
the church celebrated the 100th an- 
niversary of the congregation, dedica- 
tion of the new Educational Building, 
Old Folks' Day and the Bicentennial. 
Rev. Keith Mitchell, the first full-time 
pastor to Riceville, returned from Cali- 
fornia to conduct the morning service. 

Riceville Presbyterian Church is lo- 
cated in the beautiful mountains of 
Western North Carolina about eight 
miles from Asheville. The Church was 
organized in 1876 under the direction 
of Rev. Alfred Marion Penland. In the 
home of Sammy and Margaret Hughey 
on Bull Creek Road, a group of con- 
cerned Christians met to establish the 
church. There were nineteen charter 
members. The Church was first estab- 
lished under the name of "The College 
Hill Presbyterian Church" but was 



changed in 1953. The Church was long 
associated with education and for many 
years the school and Church met in the 
same building. About 1895, the present 
church was constructed by the same 
crew who built Warren Wilson College. 

Rev. Wesley Hyde served as pastor for 
27 years. During his ministry, in 1948, 
the Sunday School classrooms were 
built. In 1952, Rev. Keith Mitchell 
came to Riceville as the first full-time 
pastor. Since then, Rev. Daniel Odill, 
Rev. Glen Morrow, Rev. Richard Dye 
and Rev. Richard Curnow have served 
as pastors. Rev J. Lawrence Ayers is the 
present minister at Riceville. 

A special dedication program was 
held in the afternoon to dedicate the 
new Educational Building. Rev. Rich- 
ard Curnow, in 1971, set forth a five-year 
plan for an additional facility to be 
added to the church. This building was 
to consist of a Fellowship Hall, kitchen, 
classrooms, library, pastors' study and 
washrooms. Largely through work and 
efforts of the men of the Church, the 
building is almost completed. 

Also during the afternoon service, as 
part of Old Folks' Day celebration, sev- 
eral of the older members were honored 
with flowers. 

The plans and prayers, worship and 
work, songs and service of many have 
contributed to the growth of the church 
from its establishment in the early spring 
of 1876. 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET 
PICTURE 

All that glitters may not be gold, the 
treasurer of the General Assembly Mis- 
sion Board of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S. cautioned today. 

Commenting on financial operations 
for the first seven months of 1976, J. 



(Cont. Page Three) 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintend 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. . 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-36F 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1976 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 



Presbytery Of Asheville 



Synod Of North Carolina 



1976-77 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Silas M. 
Vaughn, PO Box 755, Montreat, 
N.C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 
Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John Akers, PO Box, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 
P. O. Box 188, Arden, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
221 New Bern Ave., Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Sam R. Patton, 11 

Zephyr Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28806. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT E. A. Andrews, P. O. 

Box 128, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Horace Nolen, 
107 Bidwell St., Franklin, N. C. 
28734. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, N. C. 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR Clare Arthur, 

Grace Covenant. 



VICE-MODERATOR 
George, Arden. 

SECRETARY 

Oak Forest. 



— Vickie 

Anne Brookshire, 



TREASURER Gregg Poor, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River. 

HISTORIAN — Paula Ford, Malvern 
Hills. 



REGISTRAR 
minster. 



John McNair, West- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Doug 
Stoneman, Trinity, — Ruth Evans, 

Westminster Chuck Linkston, 

Black Mountain — Donna Harrill, 
Malvern Hills — Jackie Edwards, 
West Asheville. 

\DULT ADVISORS — Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Steve (Patricia) 
Iv -inick, Black Mountain. Mr. San- 
dy turnow, Malvern Hills. 



WOMEN OF ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




Mrs. C. Y. Workman 

The Annual Fall Retreat will be held 
October 8-9 in Montreat at Assembly 
Inn. The theme is "Praying your way 
through life." Mrs. George Lacy Sr. is 
serving as chairman of the retreat. The 
cost is $22.75 .... ($17.75 room one 
night and three meals, $3.00 charge per 
person for use of conference room, and 
$1.00 registration fee.) Make your re- 
servation with Mrs. Dan Hensley, P.O. 
Box 9484, Asheville, N.C. 28805 along 
with $1.00 registration fee and indicate 
if you wish to reserve a room at the 
inn. 

The speaker for the retreat is Frances 
Workman of Rock Hill. South Carolina. 
She is a former teacher, a Bible teacher, 
has her own realtor business, and is the 
mother of three children. Frances has 
been the speaker for women's retreats at 
Ridgecrest, Montreat, and Charlotte. 

Treat yourself to a retreat! Come and 
enjoy Christian fellowship, singing, 
talks, a book table, be spiritually fed, 
and have a quiet time with God. 



PRESBYTERIAL COMMITTEE 

The Committee on the Constitution 
and By-Laws of the Women of the 
Church of Asheville Presbytery will be 
meeting October 14 to make any needed 
revisions in the Constitution and By- 
Laws. If any of the ladies have sugges- 
tions for changes you feel should be 
made, please contact: 

Mrs. W. C. Breazeale 
57 Faircrest Rd. 
Asheville, N. C. 28804 
Telephone - 253-5990 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 

Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Leader Education Council of the 
Presbytery planned a Youth Advisoi 
Workshop to aid these leaders in ideas 
and materials for their evening pro 
grams and activities. The Workshop on 
September 25, Saturday from 9:00 to 
3:30 at the Canton Presbyterian Church 
offered a sharing-time, a book table 
classes, and a worship. The leaders were 
Mrs. Kenneth Foreman, Rev. Larry 
Ayers, Mrs. Grace Munro, Rev. Jack 
Parse and Miss Lynn Holman all of the 
Leader Education Council, with Mrs. 
Foreman as chairman. The outside 
speaker was Mr. Dick Angel, Youth Di- 
rector of the Cedar Springs Presbyterian 
Church of Knoxville, Tennessee. Youth 
workers of our Presbytery presented 
helpful materials and these leaders were 
Dicks McKell, Neil Duddy, Mark Wil- 
son and Pete George. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



THE SYNOD NEWS 

The Presbyterian News, paper of the 
Synod of North Carolina, is concernec 
that you hear from them, so their editoi 
sends us this plea: 

ARE THE MEMBERS OF YOUR CON 
GREGATION RECEIVING THI 
PRESBYTERIAN NEWS IN THEIR 
HOMES EACH MONTH? EVERY 
PRESBYTERIAN IN NORTH CARO 
LIN A SHOULD BE RECEIVING 
THE NEWSPAPER. 

We need an up-to-date membership 
roll from every local church at least an 
nually. Please send us yours. 

ARE THE ACTIVITIES OF YOUR 
CONGREGATION BEING SHAREE 
WITH OTHER PRESBYTERIANS? 

We depend on local churches to re 
port special events, honors, program; 
and other newsworthy occurrences 
Please appoint a reporter from the stafl 
or a volunteer to see that we get the 
news from your congregation. Please 
send your lists and notices to P. O Bo> 
10785, Raleigh, N. C. 27605, to the Syn 
od of North Carolina Office. 



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September, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Thanks to money from the Memorial 
fund the Home has bought new bunk 
beds for both the little girls' and little 
boys' departments. The little girls are 
also getting new dressers. 

On September 7, the Hazelwood Pres- 
byterian Church women of the church 
visited the Home and had lunch with 
us. We enjoyed their visit and appreci- 
ate the towels and clothing which they 
brought. 

On September 12 the Hendersonville 
Presbyterian Church came to the Home 
for their annual picnic with us. We ap- 
preciate their interest in the Home and 
the delicious food which they bring each 
year. 

As always our high school youngsters 
are active at Owen High School. Marc 
Buhrmaster is a member of the soccer 
team and Jay Robinson and Robin Fer- 
guson are on the varsity football team. 
Ginny Clark and Freida Wiggins are 
varsity cheerleaders. 

Melanie Hyatt, a senior this year at 
King College in Bristol, Tennessee has 
been awarded the O. L. White Scholar- 
ship for academic excellance. Mel is al- 
so student body president. 



OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 

Day Name Age 

12 Ginny Clark 16 



MELANIE HYATT WINS 
ACADEMIC AWARD 

The winners of the O. L. White Scho- 
larships for academic achievement at 
King College were announced by Presi- 
dent Powell A. Fraser at the convocation 
on August 31 which opened the college's 
110th year. 

You can't beat a 4.0 average, and six 
students in the rising senior class tied 
thus for first place: One of these is our 
own Melanie Hyatt of Black Mountain. 
President Fraser congratulated the win- 
ners on their splendid academic per- 
formance and wished them continued 
success at King College. 

These scholarships are awarded an- 
nually to the students with the highest 
and the second highest averages for the 
year in the freshman, sophomore, and 
junior classes at King College. The first 
award carries a maximum value of $300 
and the second award $200. If the win- 
ner is already receiving scholarship or 
grant assistance from the college, then 
the amount of the scholarship becomes 
$75 and $50 respectively. 



ANDERSON TO BE 
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

A called meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery on September 14, Tuesday, at 
the First Presbyterian Church of Ashe- 
ville acted on the recommendation of 
the Administration and Promotion Com- 
mittee of Presbytery to extend a call to 
the Rev. Mr. William R. Anderson, Di- 
rector of Development of the Montreat- 
Anderson College, Montreat to serve as 
the Executive Secretary of Asheville 
Presbytery. Presbytery acted affirmative- 
ly in the matter and Mr. Anderson ac- 
cepted the call. He will assume his new 
duties on or near October 15 to succeed 
the Rev. Mr. B. Hoyt Evans, D. D. who 
recently resigned. 

SOLLMANN HAS SURGERY 

Miss Edith Sollmann, 333 Kenilworth 
Rd., Asheville 28805, underwent major 
surgery at the Memorial Mission Hos- 
pital on September 7. She is the office 
manager of Asheville Presbytery office. 
She is recovering nicely and will be back 
in the position in five or six weeks from 
the date of the operation. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUDGET— 

From Page One 

Richard Hacke pointed out that well 
over half of an apparently healthy in- 
crease in benevolence income is eaten 
up by inflation. 

A comparison of January-through-July 
experience shows a 9.3 per cent gain 
over 1975. However, Hacke observed, in- 
flation's incisors chopped out 5.9 per 
cent, leaving a real increase of only 
about 3.4 per cent. 

And that's not all. The Mission 
Board's fiscal chief feels that the trea- 
surers in the synods and presbyteries 
(regional units) may be making strong 
efforts to forward their funds earlier this 
year in view of the board's financial dif- 
ficulties over the past two years. 

This could result in diminishing re- 
turns toward the end of the year, Hacke 
said in his monthly report to Mission 
Board members. 

He also cautioned that "it appears 
that we will not realize our budget for 
the year in interest and dividends." The 
1976 budget of $825,000 included "a 
considerable expectation from the Bur- 
nam Estate," Hacke noted, "and unless 
litigation is completed more speedily 
than now appears likely, we probably 
will not receive that income in 1976." 

His reference was to a bequest of 
more than $2 million left by Mrs. Pearl 
Wight Burnam of Richmond, Ky., which 
he feels will "finally come to us when 
the litigation is settled." 

Total unrestricted revenue received 
through July was $4,614,487, against a 
seven-month budget of $4,220,1 50. Ex- 
penditures totaled $4,420378. The 
board's annual budget is $7,425,000. 



TWO NEW EMPLOYED AT 

MONTREAT-ANDERSO. 

COLLEGE 

Mark Edwin Emblidge, former ad- 
missions officer for out-of-state students 
at Montreat-Anderson College, has been 
promoted to the position of Director of 
Admissions. He will be moving into the 
slot formerly occupied by Director Gor- 
don Greenwood, who will be assuming 
other duties with the college in Septem- 
ber. 

Emblidge had worked with his alma 
mater only one year before receiving 
the promotion. Previously, his work 
took him primarily to Florida with on- 
campus recruitment filling the remain- 
der of his time. 

Out-of-state assignments will continue 
for Emblidge, but the on-campus job 
of developing an effective recruitment 
program is expected to take much of 
his time previously committed to travel- 
ing. Advertising strategy, high school 
orientation programs, campus weekends, 
and church relations have been named 
as several of Emblidge's key concerns. 

The 21 -year-old Emblidge earned an 
A. A. degree at M-AC in 1973. That year 
he was listed in Who's Who Among 
American Student Leaders and received 
the Faculty Service Award, which is giv- 
en to the graduating sophomore who has 
excelled in his overall contributions to 
the college. He was graduated with a 
B.A. from Gordon College in Mass. 
where he majored in political science. 

While at Gordon he worked as an ad- 
missions intern in recruitment and cam- 
pus tours. He also headed up the Chris- 
tian Service Committee at Gordon 
through which he channeled students 
into off-campus work in prisons and 
nursing homes. 

Another development in that office 
is the addition of an admissions coun- 
selor, Miss Jan Dearman of Statesville. 
In her new job, Miss Dearman will be 
spending most of her time counseling 
and recruiting in North Carolina high 
schools. Her duties in Montreat will in- 
volve her in campus tours and further 
counseling with present and prospective 
students. 

Following graduation from UNC-Ch, 
Miss Dearman spent a summer in a re- 
medial education program at the Barium 
Springs children's home. She next work- 
ed as an intern with Inter- Varsity Chris- 
tian Fellowship at Virginia Polytechni- 
cal Institute and at State University. Her 
duties there included Bible study lead- 
ership and student counseling. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1976 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Ballard, Mrs. Margaret H., Edneyville, N.C. — 

Mrs. Wilsie Nesbitt, Horse, Shoe, N. C. 

Bennett, Mrs. John M., Asheville — Josephine 
Osborne, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. P. E. 
Brintnall, Bryson City. Sue S. Lyday, Ashe- 
ville. 

Boggs, Mrs. Wade H., Sr., Black Mountain — 
Mrs. W. J. Knighton, Schreveport, La. 

Bryson, Mr. Ode C, Asheville — Mrs. Audley 
Washington, Mrs. C. M. Morgan, Asheville. 

Burgin, Mr. Harry M., Sarasota, Fla. — Clara & 
Cecil Parham, Bill B. Horton, Walter & 
Madeline Penley, Asheville. Margaret Pick- 
ens, Weaverville. Kenneth G. Elkins, Mr. and 
Mrs. J. F. Schultheis, Swannanoa. Mrs. 
Nanette Caldwell, Mrs. Carrie Carter, Mrs. 
Evelyn Callahan, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
Buckner, Drayton Plains, Mich. Patricia & 
Michael O'Donnell, Clarkston, Mr. & Mrs. J. 
Schimp, Clarkston, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. Calvin 
Patterson, Mac & Virginia McLarty, Pontiac, 
Mich. Sandra Gravelle, Mr. & Mrs. James 
Sexton, Mr. & Mrs. James Poppelreiter, 
Union Lake, Mich. Miss Mary Nick Smith, 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Brandon, Atlanta, Ga. 

Brown, Mrs. Ed., Weaverville — Circle #2, 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 

Campbell, Vollmer Henry, Woodbridge, Va. — 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Circle 
#3, Waynesville. 

Cline, Miss Laura, Asheville — Margaret Burns, 
M.D., Asheville. 

Crawford, Mrs. John — Mrs. J. M. Foster, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Curtis, Mr. Everett L., Weaverville — Mrs. W. 
Bernard Ferguson, Weaverville. Pansie Deal, 
Bryson City. T. A. & Pauline Brawley, 
Cherokee. 

Davis, Mr. Ned, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 

Dodd, Mrs. Susie, Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. S. W. 
Huddleston, Asheville. 

Felder, Mrs. Frances, Columbia, S.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Mrs. J. M. Foster, 
Hendersonville. 

Foster, Mr. J. M., Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Gillespie, Mr. A. Edward, Mills River — Lucille 
Wilson, Etowah. 

Hartshorn, Mrs. Miriam K., Canton — Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Vance, 
Miss Mary Gillis, Betty Lou Tate, Mr. & Mrs. 
F. E. Shull, Canton. Women of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. Circle #1, 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Waynes- 
ville. 

Howse, Mrs. Ollie, Hendersonville — Circle #8, 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. "Bo" 
Thomas, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. William 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Jones, Mrs. Ann Hervey, Syiva — Women of 
Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva. Nan K. 



Usry, Hendersonville. Mrs. Leonard H. Mc- 
Coy, Charlotte, N. C. Bob & Alice McCoy, 
Wheeling, West Va. Judy Kay Byrd, Bryson 
City. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Hervey, Mr. & 
Mrs. Stephen Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Maurice R. 
White, Marysville, Ohio. Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
R. Hervey, Mr. & Mrs. William Payne, Mil- 
ford Center, Ohio. Mr. & Mrs. Leo Moore, 
Columbus, Ohio, Mr. & Mrs. George McKee, 
Clarington, Ohio. 

Jordan, Mr. Don, Asheville — The Fellowship 
Class, Arden Presbyterian Church, Arden. 

Key, Mrs. Katherine, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Wilsie Nesbitt, Horse Shoe. 

McCall, Smiley T., Hendersonville — Mrs. C. 
Raymond Smith, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Mike Murdock, Jacksonville, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Gordon, Etowah, N. C. 

McCune, Dr. Frank W., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Jessie M. Childs, Hendersonville. 

Milton, Mrs. Ruth, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Nanney, Vanessa, Hendersonville — Gene, 
Jeanne, Jimmy, Judy, Joyce Usher, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Perkins, Mr. Richard T., Galax, Va. — Women 
of the Weaverville Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville. 

Revis, Otto, Asheville — Lucille Wilson, Etowah. 

Rindal, Miss Wendy, Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Roberts, Mr. Wayne S., Asheville — Employees- 
Mechanical Dept., Southern Railway, Ashe- 
ville. 

Russell, Mrs. Mary, Statesville, N.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Scovil, Mrs. Roger, Greenville, S.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. William McKay, Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, 
Flat Rock, Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Garrett, Circle 
#3, First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. C. 
Raymond Smith & Robert Smith, Mrs. Ralph 
Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. "Bo" Thomas, Mrs. 
D. F. Stonecipher, Gene, Jeanne, Jimmy, 
Judy, Joyce Usher, Hendersonville. 

Sherrill, Mrs. May Moore, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Jack G. McCracken. & Family, Waynes- 
ville. 

Snipes, Mrs. J. E., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
M. Devlin, Hugh & Jacksie Lamb, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. Luther 
& Jimmie Deane Parris, Candler. 

Stephens, Mr. Charles, Sarasota, Fla. — Mrs. 
Sara Card Thomas, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Stepp, Mr. Julian Byrd, Asheville — Ethel Shan- 
non, The Truman Daniel Family, Christians- 
burg, Va. 

Sullivan, Mrs. T. R., Thomasville, N.C. — Mrs. 
Marguerite B. White, Mrs. H. A. Ficken, 
Asheville. 

Sutton, Mrs. Samuel, Canton — Luther & Jim- 
mie Dean Parris, Candler. 

Tankersley, Mr. Samuel, Millboro Springs, Va. 
— Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Asheville. 

Tilley, Ronnie, S.C. — Mr. & Mrs. Danny John- 
son, Pisgah Forest, N.C. 

Trent, Miss Rubye, Greensboro, N.C. — Mrs. 
C. B. Martin, Asheville. 

Waller, Ivan, Hendersonville — Gene, Jeanne, 
Jimmy, Judy, Joyce Usher, Hendersonville. 

Watkins, Laura Lee, Asheville — The Rev. & 
Mrs. W. C. Cooper, Montreat. Miss Anna M. 



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"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
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(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Parker, Alexander. Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, 

Anna Mae Miles, Asheville. 
Wiley, Mr. Paul, Middle Village, N.Y.— Pat & 

Ruth Farmer, Naomi & Clarence Cagle, 

Knoxville, Tenn. 
Wright, Mrs. Preston L., San Francisco, Ca. — 

Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 



HIGHER EDUCATION 

COMMITTEE OF GENERAL 

ASSEMBLY 

Six college presidents are members of 
a 16-member committee named to study 
the role of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S. in higher education. 

The Ad Interim Committee on Higher 
Education was announced by Rev. Jule 
C. Spach, moderator of the General As- 
sembly. It will be chaired by the Rev. 
Dr. Marc C. Weersing, president of 
Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C. 

The committee was named in response 
to a directive from the 116th General 
Assembly, which met last June in Tus- 
caloosa, Ala. 

It was instructed to "study the ration- 
ale, the relationship and the role of the 
church in higher education in order to 
recommend to the 1977 General Assem- 
bly what its future commitment to high- 
er education may be." 

Other presidents of Presbyterian-re- 
lated colleges named to the committee 
are Dr. Harold N. Stinson, Stillman Col- 
lege, Tuscaloosa; Dr. John D. Moseley, 
Austin College, Sherman, Tex.; Dr. Al- 
fred O. Canon, Queens College, Char- 
lotte; Dr. Silas Vaughn, Montreat An- 
derson College, Montreat, N.C; and Dr. 
Patricia H. Menk, interim president of 
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. 

Other committee members are Dr. 
Rene Williamson, professor at Louisiana 
State University; C. Kimball Glassco, Jr., 
of the administrative staff of Delta State 
College, Cleveland, Miss.; Martha Smith, 
professor at Elon College, N.C; the 
Rev. James L. Vande Berg, Presbyterian 
campus minister at Virginia Tech, 
Blacksburg; the Rev. C. Jerry Hammet, 
Presbyterian university minister at the 
University of South Carolina, Columbia. 

Also, Mark Jumper, student at Oral 
Roberts University, Tulsa; Norwood 
Ricks, student at Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education, Richmond; Susan 
B. McCormick of Greenwood, La., for- 
mer member of the General Executive 
Board; the Rev. Dr. David H. Burr, pas- 
tor of First Presbyterian Church, Win- 
ston-Salem, N.C; and J. Pete Hammond, 
Southeast regional director of Inter- 
Varsity Christian Fellowship. 

The Rev. George B. Telford, director 
of the Division of Corporate and Social 
Mission of the General Assembly Mis- 
sion Board, will serve as adviser. 

The committee's first meeting will be 
held Oct. 22-23 in Atlanta. 




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Vol. LXVIII 



October 
No. 10 



1976 



FALL MEN'S RALLY 
A 

SUCCESS 

Approximately 200 men gathered 
Thursday evening for 'ole fashioned 
Bar-B-Q and fellowship on the campus 
of Presbyterian Home. After introduc- 
tions by E. A. Andrews, president of 
Presbyterys Men Work, the group heard 
a message from Jules Spach, Moderator 
of the Presbyterian Church US. Dr. 
Hoyt Evans installed the new officers 
with a stirring challenge and a call to 
discipleship. The Rev. Bill Anderson 
presented an inspiring message concern- 
ing the eroding effects of bitterness to 
ones Christian Life. 



FOR ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




Rev. Anderson 

Rev. Mr. William R. Anderson, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of Asheville Presbytery, 
has served for the past three and a half 
years as Director of Development for 
Montreat-Anderson College. Prior to 
1973, he was the pastor of the Canton 
Presbyterian Church. He is a native of 
Tennessee, and is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Southern Mississippi where he 
received a M.A. in Marketing. After 
graduation, he spent 15 years as a suc- 
cessful businessman after which he en- 
tered Columbia Theological Seminary. 
Here he worked as youth and communi- 
ty director at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Atlanta, Ga. 

Upon the announcement of Mr. An- 
derson's resignation from M-A College, 
President Silas Vaughn extended a per- 
sonal thanks for Anderson's service and 
a salute to his excellent work. 

Mr. Anderson will continue to reside 
in Montreat with his wife, the former 
Jane Seale, and their three daughters 
and son. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
MEETS 

Asheville Presbytery met October 12, 
at the Andrews Presbyterian Church in 
Andrews, with the Moderator, the Rev. 
Mr. James H. Skelton, presiding. A Com- 
munion service opened the agenda with 
regular reports and business to follow. At 
this meeting, the Rev. William R. An- 
derson was installed as Executive Secre- 
tary of Asheville Presbytery. 

The Moderator, the Rev. James H. 
Skelton, presided at the installation ser- 
vice. The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, former 
Executive Secretary, charged Mr. Ander- 
son with his new duties, and Mr. Ray- 
burn Dean, ruling elder of the Grace 
Covenant Presbyterian Church, charged 
the Presbytery. At the end the Pres- 
bytery extended to him the hand of wel- 
come. 

The winter meeting of Presbytery will 
be held on January 25, Tuesday at the 
First Presbyterian Church of Henderson- 
ville. The Rev. William T. Wing, Jr. 
is the new moderator-elect. Two can- 
didates for the gospel ministry were 
received by Presbytery on October 12 
and these were Mr. Carlton Pridgen of 
the First Church, Asheville and Mr. 
Dawkins Hodges of Westminster Church. 



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£96 



& TITH T.e^0 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C, INC. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 197' 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery Of Asheville 
Synod Of North Carolina 

1976-77 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Silas M. 
Vaughn, PO Box 755, Montreat, 
N.C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, 57 Faircrest Road, 
AsheviHe, N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
J. Barron Hopper, Jr., J-3 Beverly 

Apts., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. John Akers, PO Box, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

TREASURER — Mrs. David Miller, 

P. O. Ro-c J88 A'den, N. C. 28704 

HISTORIAN - - Mrs. 3. S. Cooley, 
221 New B=rn Ave., Black Moun- 
tain N. C. 28711 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Sam R. Patton, 11 

Zephyr Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28806. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — E. A. Andrews, P. O. 
Box 128, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Horace Nolen, 
107 Bidwell St., Franklin, N. C. 
28734. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — John 
Griswold, 2026 Cambridge Dr., 
Hendersonville, N. C. 28739 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — 
Grace Covenant. 



VICE-MODERATOR — 
George, Arden. 



SECRETARY 

Oak Forest. 



Clare Arthur, 
Vickie 
Anne Brookshire, 



TREASURER — Gregg Poor, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River. 



HISTORIAN 
Hills. 



Paula Ford, Malvern 



REGISTRAR John McNair, West- 
minster. 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Doug 
Stoneman, Trinity, — Ruth Evans, 

Westminster Chuck Linkston, 

Black Mountain Donna Harrill, 

Malvern Hills — Jackie Edwards, 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — Mr. Steve 
Minnick, Mrs. Steve (Patricia) 
Minnick, Black Mountain. Mr. San- 
dy Curnow, Malvern Hills. 



WOMEN OF THE PRESBYTERY 

Honorary Life Memberships in the 
Women of the Church have been pre- 
sented to Miss Rosalie Hassell and Mrs. 
Mary Sue Anders by the First Presbyte- 
rian Church of Henderonville; and to 
Mrs. Maie Minnick by the women of the 
Black Mountain Church, Mrs. Collins 
Lee and Miss Margaret Davis of Mon- 
treat. 

RETREAT AFTER-GLOW 

God is so good to us! Those women 
who attended the Women's Retreat at 
the Assembly Inn were surely blessed 
and given much joy from this week-end 
we spent alone . . . retreating unto the 
Lord. Our speaker, Francis Workman, 
spoke to us twice defining prayer as a 
tool of God in the WAR against Satan 
and as a gift to Christians which will 
strengthen our faith. 

This year's retreat had 98 women at- 
tending which is just about double the 
number that attended last year. If you 
were not able to attend the retreat this 
year, we would encourage you to do so 
next year! 



NEWS: 



From 

General Assembly 

Mission 

Board 



International Mission Update 

The Division of International Mis- 
sion announced that it expects to have 
304 missionaries in service at the begin- 
ning of 1977 — 204 on the payroll of 
the Mission Board and 12 volunteers in 
mission. This projection is based on pro- 
vision for 280 missionaries in the regular 
budget plus 15 financed through a spe- 
cial Second Mile Missionary Support 
Program. This program provides that 
"unequalized" support may come from 
congregations or presbyteries if the con- 
tributions are "genuine over and above 
and are not diverting normal giving" to 
the Board's basic program. Contribu- 
tions through the Second Mile Program 
total $135,152, with an additional $341,- 
000 pledged. There will be 49 missionary 
openings in 1977. 25 positions available 
for reappointments and 24 for new ap- 
pointments. There are openings for 24 
Volunteers in Mission. 

Sale of Montreat Buildings — Appro- 
val was voted by the Mission Board for 
the sale of Howerton Hall and Fellow- 
ship Hall by the Mountain Retreat As- 
sociation to Montreat-Anderson College. 

Administrative Director — The Search 
Committee for the Administrative Direc- 
tor of the Mission Board seemed to feel 
that its work is nearing completion and 
indicated it may request a called meet- 
ing of the Board to act on its recommen- 
dation rather than wait until the De- 
cember 6-8 Board Meeting 



Asheville Presbytery 

Christian Education Office 

Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Phone (704) 252-3061 Office 

Phone (704) 254-3991 Home 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Every year our General Assembh 
sends in to the Presbytery Office a film 
strip or set of slides on the work of ou: 
church through the south, the world 
within and without the church. Thi 
year the set is entitled General Assembly 
Mission Slide Set, and is composed o: 
40 slides and a printed script. This ini 
eludes some of the work from the Pres 
byterian Center in Atlanta in its orga 
nization and outreach, programs and em 
phasis throughout the nation and work 
as relates to our church, and some inter; 
esting facts about these. 

To fit this into your church's prograrr 
think along themes of either mission oi 
stewardship and just write or call ui 
just a little ahead of the time you neec 
it to our Presbytery's Office where we 
will keep it until all churches have had 
a chance to use it from one central poini 
for this season. It then will be placed 
in one of the AV Centers of the Presby 
tery as we do year by year. 

The set is in a form easy to mail foi 
the churches and the Presbytery Office 
and could be easily used for a Women'; 
program, a Men's breakfast, a Youth eve- 
ning fellowship, or a Family Night Sup- 
per. 



PRESBYTERIAN RESOURCE 

CENTER 

P. O. Box 10785 

RALEIGH, NC 27605 

Telephone (919) 834-4379 



Pre-School Workshop at 
Presbyterian School of C. E. 

November 7-12, 1976 
Leader: Elizabeth A. Ramsey 
If you are a teacher of young children 
and would like a refresher course or if. 
you need an introduction to kindergar- 
ten teaching this event is designed espe- 
cially for you. 
The workshop will provide for: 

• observation in the PSCE Kindergar-i 
ten i 

• participation in teaching children 

• planning curriculum 

• examination of equipment 

• discussion sessions 

• reading in the library 

Enrollment is limited to 16 persons. 
The workshop will begin with dinner at 
6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7th, and 
continue through lunch on Friday, No- 
vember 12th. Address: 1205 Palmvra 
Ave. Richmond, Va. 23227. Phone— 359- 
5031. 



October, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

New furniture has been purchased for 
the younger children's dormitories. This 
is made possible through the memorial 
.fund of the Home. 

Darlene Wiggins was selected as a 
.member of the Black Mountain Jr. High 
(cheerleading squad. 

The slide program about the Home 
(has already been presented to Trinity 
Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, 
[Grace Covenant of Asheville, and the 
First Presbyterian Church of Henderson- 
ville. If your church group would like 
to have the program presented, contact 
•Lynn Holman at 686-3666. 

The Sing Out For Christ and the Pres- 
byterian Home will be held the evening 
of November 13 at the Swannanoa Pres- 
byterian Church, home church for our 
^children. The Montreat-Anderson choir 
[and Rev. Sandy Curnow will present the 
.program. This is the kick-off for our 
Thanksgiving drive. 

November 21 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. 
lis our Open House. All are invited to 
'come and visit and take a tour of the 
Home. 



1 
f 


NOVEMBER 






BIRTHDAYS 




Da) 


' Name 


Age 


i 19 


Ronnie Spi liars 


10 


19 


Rachel Spillars 


10 


! 19 


Thomas Keith 


20 


22 


Jodie Owen 


16 


24 


Karen Buckner 


13 



SPECIAL OFFERING 

The Promotion Committee for the 
Presbyterian Home for Children met at 
the Home Sunday, October 10, to make 
plans for the Thanksgiving Offering in 
November. This Committee is made of 
ministers and lay people from all of the 
churches in the Presbytery. A large 
group was present and the same plan as 
last year was adopted. This group was 
responsible for the tremendous success 
that put the Home over the top in their 
asking. A special article will appear in 
the November issue of Our Mountain 
Work. 



URBANA: 



CHRISTMAS 

1976 



See your pastor or church office about 
this exciting event. 

Urbana '76 — Inter-Varsity's Confer- 
ence at Urbana, 111. on campus of Uni- 
versity of Illinois, for high school seniors 
and college students. 




Rev. Robert Henderson 



EVANGELISM WORKSHOP 

Asheville Presbytery and The Mon- 
treat Presbyterian Church sponsored 
an Evangelism Workshop October 25th 
in Convocation Hall at Assembly Inn. 
The Workshop began at 5:00 P.M. and 
included dinner which was provided by 
The Women of the Montreat Church. 
There was no charge for the dinner but 
reservations were with the Montreat 
Church. 

The Workshop was led by Robert 
Thornton Henderson who is now serv- 
ing as the Staff Associate in Evangelism 
for the General Executive Board of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. Mr. Henderson considers himself 
a pastor and teacher with an interest in 
church renewal, and only a "curbstone 
evangelist". Yet, in his pastorates, his 
congregations have invested themselves 
in some creative evangelistic outreaches. 
He has been involved in campus min- 
istries all of his career, at Georgia Tech, 
at North Carolina State University, at 
Duke University and at Tulane Univer- 
sity. He is currently on the Corporation 
Board of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fel- 
lowship in the United States. 

He has served on the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States Council on 
Evangelism, was a delegate to the Inter- 
national Congress on World Evangeli- 
zation in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1974, 
and in the Spring of 1975, was one of 28 
evangelical Protestants invited by the 
Vatican to discuss evangelism and 
church renewal with members of the 
staff. 

The address for The Montreat Pres- 
byterian Church is Montreat, North 
Carolina 28757, and phone (704) 669- 
7577. 



AWARDS AT M-AC 

Ten Montreat-Anderson College so- 
phomores recently received scholarship 
certificates for the 1976-77 academic 
year. The Rev. Dr. John Akers, dean 
of the college, made the awards during 
the formal opening convocation in Mon- 
treat. Recipients of this award must 
have had a 3.5 average for their first two 
semesters at the college. 

These students are Miss Patricia Ann 
Bane of Black Mountain, David Buchan- 
an of Bakersville, Miss Susan Easterling 
of Winston-Salem, Miss Nancy Lynn 
Hood of Knoxville, Tenn., Miss Julie 
Kilgore of Cary, Miss Margaret Kuhn of 
Newland, Miss Paula Sue Myers of Mex- 
ico City, Mexico, Misses Judith Brooke 
Parriott and Teresa Jean Posey of North 
Augusta, S. C, and Miss Kathy Wendt 
of Memphis, Tenn. 



MISSIONARIES SENT OUT 

The Presbyterian Church in the U. S., 
which has had to reduce its overseas 
force because of financial difficulties, ex- 
pects to have 304 missionaries in service 
at the beginning of 1977. 

The number includes 294 on the pay- 
roll of the General Assembly Mission 
Board and 12 Volunteers in Mission. 

The board's Division of International 
Mission reported today that the mission- 
ary strength is expected to continue at 
about the same level throughout 1977. 

This projection is based on board 
funding for 280 missionaries in the reg- 
ular budget, plus another 15 provided 
through a special Second Mile Mission- 
ary Support Program. 

The Second Mile program provides 
that "unequalized" support may come 
from congregations or presbyteries pro- 
vided the contributions are "genuine 
'over and above' and are not diverting 
normal regular giving" to the board's 
program. 

Contributions to the Second Mile pro- 
gram to date total $135,152, and an ad- 
ditional $341,000 has been pledged. 

The division will have 49 missionary 
openings in 1977. There will be 25 po- 
sitions available for reappointments and 
24 for new appointments. In addition, 
there are openings for 24 Volunteers in 
Mission. 

The Mission Board approved the 
transfer of the properties of the Agnes 
Erskine School in Recife, Brazil, to the 
Mason-Neville Foundation. 

The move is designed as a step to- 
ward financial independence and self- 
support for the institution. 

Approval was given for the appoint- 
ment of Mr. and Mrs. Barron Hopper as 
overseas affiliates for a year's service as 
teachers at Korea Christian Academy in 
Taejon. 

Continued on p. 4 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1976 



iMnnnrial (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Allison, C. Howard — Covenant Presbyterian 
Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

Bland, Mr. Dan G., Hendersonville, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville 

Bowman, Gregg, Alexander, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Bryson, Judge Yhad D., Bryson City — Mr. & 
Mrs. Felix W. Potts, Mr. & Mrs. P. R. Ben- 
nett, Bryson City, The Judge McDarris Fam- 
ily, Waynesville. 

Bryson, Mr. O. C, Asheville — Mrs. W. W. Bal- 
lew, Frances & Michael, Asheville. Mrs. 
Willia Mae Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Frank- 
lin, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bryson, 
Bridgton, N. J., Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bryson, 
Rural Hall, N. C. Mr. Paul Barlam, Millville, 
N. J. 

Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. Odie C, Asheville — Mr. 
Gene McClure, Asheville. 

Burgin, Mr. Harry, Sarasota, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur Stange, Pontiac, Mich. 

Campbell, Mr. H. V., Washington, D. C. — Tus- 
cola Faculty Fellowship, Waynesville. 

Carroll, Mrs. John M., Asheville — Mrs. Kather- 
ine F. Short, Asheville. 

Cline, Miss Laura, Asheville — Alton, Phil, Bet- 
ty & Sara Hoyle. 

Coffey, Mrs. Jay, Asheville — Mrs. Arthur M. 
Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Brown, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. J. O. Williams, Arden, N. C. 

Drake, Mr. Thomas N., Port Orange, Fla. — 
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Henderson- 
ville. 

Dulin, The Rev. D. H., High Point, N. C— The 
Rev. & Mrs. W. C. Cooper, Montreat. 

Felder, Mrs. Frances, Columbia, S. C. — Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Mrs. Horace B. Bryant, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Fisher, Mrs. W. J., Webster, N. C— Mr. & Mrs. 
Felix W. Potts, Bryson City. 

Foster, Mr. J. M., Winston-Salem, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

Gaines, Mrs. Algeria, Jacksonville, Fla. — Mrs. 
Ellis F. Edwards, Asheville. 

Getz, Walter K., Charlotte, N. C— Mr. & Mrs. 
D. M. Illingworth, Canton 

Hammer, Ruth, St. Petersburg, Fla. — Dr. Mar- 
tin Wadewitz, Asheville. 

Hobson, Mrs. Clara, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 
— Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Asheville. 

Hampton, Edward Hunt, Marietta, Ga. — Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard, N. C, Miss Ha- 
zel E. McCormick & T. A. Hawkins. 

Hoffer, Mr. Lee, Hendersonville — Mrs. Adeline 
A. Terrell, Hendersonville. 

House, Mrs. Ollie, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Joseph Carpenter, Hendersonville. 

Jackson, Mr. Pate, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

King, Mr. F. B. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

"Loved Ones Of Circle #6 — Who Died During 



The Year" — Circle #6, Davidson River 

Church, Brevard. 
Lumpkin, Mr. Ernest, Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. Leonard Barbar, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Martin, Mr. James H., Hendersonville — Miss 

Maggie Good, Hendersonville. 
Maybin, Mr. Raleigh, Zirconia, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
McConnell, Miss Bess, Asheville — Teachers 

of Stevens School, Mr. & Mrs. Willis H. 

Ray, Houston, Texas. 
McCullough, John M., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Jeanne T. Franklin & Donna, Mountain 

Home. 
Mclntyre, Mrs. Roemer, Lakewood, Ohio — 

Mr. & Mrs. John Loren Brown, Henderson- 
ville. 
McLeod, Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Frazier T. Blair, Winnsboro, S. C, Mr. & 

Mrs. Henry Mariotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga., 

Mr. & Mrs. James A. Thorndike, Mrs. Ralph 

S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. R. P. (Bo) Thomas, 

Hendersonville. 
Mims, Mr. Harold, Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Walter W. Alexander, Asheville. 
Monk, Mr. James Talmadge, Hampton Roads, 

Va. — Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 
Moore, Mrs. Julian, Asheville — Mrs. Albert 

Barnett, Asheville. 
Morgan, Mrs. Grady, Asheville — Mrs. S. W. 

Huddleston, Dr. & Mrs. D. W. Dudley, Ashe- 
ville. 
Myers, Mr. William J., Ahoskie, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Henry Marriotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga. 
Nanny, Vanessa, Saluda, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 
Nelson, Mrs. W. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arnold Philips, Asheville. 
Nettles, Judge Zabulon V., Asheville — Mrs. 

Zebulon V. Nettles (his wife) 
O'Neal, Marguerite, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 
Overton, Mrs. A. J., Sr., Hendersonville — Dr. 

& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Paredes, Mr. Viviano, Nogales, Arizona — Bo 

& Charlie Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Pone, Mrs. Alma R., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. C. C. Oates, Dana, N. C. 
Pope, Mrs. E. F., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph Rector, Hendersonville. 
Poteat, Mrs. Roscoe, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Felix 

W. Potts, Bryson City. 
Ramsey, Mrs. H. E., Ormond Beach, Fla. — 

Mrs. John P. Eaker, Asheville. 
Reese, Mrs. James E., Hendersonville — Miss 

Elizabeth Randolph, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. 

Franklin, Circle #10, W.O.C. First Presbyter- 
ian Church, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., 

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Brown, Mrs. E. Y. 

Marsh, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 

Flat Rock. 
Rindal, Wendy, Cashiers, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 
Robertson, Mrs. Pearl, Cincinnati, Ohio — Mrs. 

Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 
Scovil, Mrs. Rose, Greenville, S. C. — Dr. & 

Mrs. Joseph Carpenter, Mr. James H. 

Toms, Pairs & Spares S. S. Class, Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, Mrs. 

L. H. McKay, Mrs. Robert W. Paden, Flat 

Rock, N. C. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of_ 

Who died 



name of deceased 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Smith, Mrs. Loreta Foudray, Aurora, Colo. — 

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Carter, Hendersonville. 
Waller, Mr. Ivan, Hendersonville — Mrs. Ellis F. 

Edwards, Asheville. 
Watkins, Mrs. W. A., Black Mountain — Mr. & 

Mrs. Harrol Young, Jr. Camden, S. C. 
Wilkins, Mr. John T., Hendersonville — Miss 

Anne M. Ridings, Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider,, 

Hendersonville. 
Worley, Mr. C. G. ,Arden — Mrs. Ellis F. Ed- 
wards, Asheville. 
Worsham, Mrs. Lillie Alice, Hendersonville — 

Mrs. Jeanne T. Franklin, Mountain Home. 



MISSIONARY 



continued 

from 

page 3 



Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ibarra Garcia 
were reappointed as international asso- 
ciate missionaries for a two-year term in 
cooperation with CLEADEC (the Latin 
American Evangelical Committee of 
Christian Education) . 

An extension of furlough was granted 
to the Rev. and Mrs. L. H. Richards, 
who cannot return to Lebanon because 
of the armed conflict there. They will 
serve as missionaries-in-residence in the 
divisions of Corporate and Social Mis- 
sion and International Mision. 

The division accepted the resignation 
of the following missionaries and ex- 
pressed appreciation for their contribu- 
tion to the mission of the church: Don 
and Sandra Howie (Zaire) , effective 
Oct. 31; Mac and Jean Kyle (Lebanon) , 
Aug. 25; Charles and Ann McKee 
(Zaire) , June 30; Sheila Robertson 
(Zaire) , April 30; Richard and Mary 
Elizabeth Swayze (Brazil), Aug. 15. 

The Division of Court Partnership 
Services reported that explorations have 
begun with the United Presbyterian 
Church to study the feasibility of having 
a single common personnel and voca- 
tions agency. 

The study was ordered by the 1976 
General Assemblies of the two denomi- 
nations. 

The division also is conducting a 
study of the pattern of employment and 
support of non-ordained church employ- 
es. A consultation is scheduled in Jan- 
uary for Christian educators. 

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

Date of Filing: October 1, 1976 
Title of Publication: Our Mountain Work 
Frequency of issues: Monthly 

Location of known office of publication: Weaverville, 
Buncombe County, North Carolina. 
Location of the headquarters or general business of- 
fices of the publishers: 40 Church Street, Asheville, 
North Carolina. 

Names and addresses of publisher, editor, and man- 
aging editor: Publisher: Asheville Presbytery, 40 
Church Street, Asheville, North Carolina. Editor: 
William R. Anderson, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C 
Managing Editor: H. B. Dendy, P. O. Box 575, Weaver- 
ville, N. C. 

Owner: Asheville Presbytery, a non-profit religious 
organization, known bondholders, mortgages, and other 
security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more 
of total amount of bonds, mortgages, and other se- 
curity holders owning or holding 1 percent or more 
of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other secur- 
ities, none. 

Total No. copies printed (net press run), average 4.000. 
last issue 4,000. Paid circulation: 1) sales through 
dealers and carriers, street vendors and counter sales, 
none. 2) Mail subscriptions average 3,716. Free distribu- 
tion by mail, carrier or other means: 1) Samples, com- 
plimentary and other free copies average 90. Total 
average distribution 3,806. I certify that the state- 
ments made above by me are correct and complete. 
William R. Anderson, Editor 






Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 1910 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXIX 



No. 11 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 




Dr. Gutzke 



PRESBYTERY CELEBATES BICENTENNIAL 

Asheville Presbytery celebrated its 80th 
anniversary Saturday, November 13, at An- 
derson Auditorium, Montreat. The activi- 
ties began with viewing displays of aspects 
in the past life of churches and the Presby- 
tery. Fourteen displays representing Black 
Mountain, Brittains Cove, Bryson City, Can- 
ton, Malvern Hills, Morrison, Etowah, Hen- 
dersonville First, Lakey Gap, Oak Forest, 
: Sylva, West Asheville, and Westminister churches were pre- 
sented. Presbytery's Bicentennial Committee presented an 
elaborate video and audio display of all the churches. The 
Rev. Donald Munson, Chairman of the committee, provided 
leadership for this impressive event. 

At eleven o'clock, a service of celebration was led by Rev. 
Sandy Curnow with Dr. Manford George Gutzge of Decatur, 
Georgia, as guest speaker. Rev. Ron Odum, the General As- 
sembly Singers, and Rev. Curnow each added to the occasion 
with their musical talents. Marking the occasion, the minutes 
of the 1896 meeting organizing Asheville Presbytery were 
read by Rev. Donald Munson. 

Dr. Gutzke based his remarks on Deut. 7, drawing a parallel 
between God's direction of the children of Israel and God's 
word for Asheville Presbytery today. He urged the avoiding 
of compromise with the world of any of God's instructions and 
standards. In the same way God had instructed the Israelites 
to pass Ammon and Moab without conflict but to avoid all 
inter-relaLionship with such as the Ammorites and Basham. 
He also exhorted respect for testimony to the realities of God 
in Christ in our life and for training in Scriptural principles. 



NOTICE 

What: Presbytery WINTER Meeting 

When: TUESDAY - Jan. 25, 1977 

Where: First Presbyterian Church 
Hendersonville, N. C. 

ISSUE: The Proposed Book of Confessions has been passed by 
our General Assembly, and represents one of the most impor- 
tant issues to come before the church in some years. It is im- 
portant that this issue be given the serious attention it deserves. 
Your Session should select its Commissioner representation (and 
Alternates) to the Winter Meeting of Presbytery now. This will al- 
low more time for prayer and study so that when the vote is cast, 
it will be from a prayerful conviction for God's will in this mat- 
ter. 



From: 

Presbytery of Asheville 
40 Church Street 
Asheville, N. C. 28801 



TO: 







Photo by E. A. Andrews 

THANKSGIVING 

Open House at PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

Swannanoa, N. C. 

Sunday — November 21, 1976 

Everyone Invited 2 - 5 p.m. 



PHILOSOPHY 

The philosophy of the Pres- 
byterian Home for Children 
of Black Mountain, N. C. is 
suggested in its name. 

In the first place, it is a 
HOME and not simply an 
institution. Its history from 
its organization by the Ashe- 
ville Presbytery in 1904 is 
that of providing a home, 
with all that word suggests, 
to children from Western 
North Carolina who need a 
home. Children are thought 
of as family members and not 
as clinical cases. This is evi- 
denced by the loyalty with 
which children look on one 
another and the fact that 
children of "graduates" actu- 
ally regard the Superinten- 
dent as their grandfather. 
These children are clothed, 
nourished, educated, loved, 
prayed for, disciplined, en- 
couraged, praised, and follow- 
ed with familiar interest 



wherever they go and for 
years after they have left the 
campus. Their words and let- 
ters and continuing visits bear 
eloquent witness that this is 
their home. 

The word "Presbyterian" 
in the name suggests that this 
is a CHRISTIAN home. It 
does not mean that only Pres- 
byterians are admitted. In 
fact, a majority of the chil- 
dren come from other religi- 
ous backgrounds, or none. 
The Board members are all 
affiliated with the Presbyteri- 
an Church and approved by 
Asheville Presbytery. The 
staff members must be pro- 
fessing, practicing Christians. 
Regular attendance at the 
Swannanoa Presbyterian 
Church is an accepted part of 
the life of the children. They 
are taken to Sunday School, 
morning worship, youth meet- 
Continued page 3 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1976 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyt, Director 

Presbytery Christian Education 

Phone - 704-252-3061 

There are some audio-visuals in the Presbytery Office which 
might be of help to the churches and church members of 
the Presbytery. For this reason, here is a list which can be 
clipped out and put with the list of audio-visuals from the 
Center nearest you in the Presbytery. 

A Bold Partnership is a slide set just out which gives the 
work of the church across the Synod and has a cassette 
with it. 

Youth Club Presentation of filmstrips, script and cassette 
depicts the nature of this program for your church. 

Unity in Action are two records on the Reformed Church 
in America and the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States which give the history and organization of these 
bodies. 

Planning to Teach kit of the National Teacher Education 
Project has a script and cassette. 

Ways To Plan and Organize Your Sunday School from Gos- 
pel Light for the Adult, and Youth sections also, comes 
with cassette, manual and individual book each. 

The CE:SA Story is a filmstrip, cassette, script and manual 
set describing the Joint Education Development study 
for curriculum of our church and several others in the 
last few years. 

John D. Smith, John R. Williams, and C. Grier Davis on 
regular tapes giving each a sermon. 

Mr. Conrad Crow on a regular tape giving a sermon en- 
titled, A Call To Repentence and Expectancy. 

Toward Responsible Discipleship is a set for adult com- 
municants classes and has a filmstrip, script, record and 
manual. 

If you do not know where the list is in your church from 
your own Center, please contact them for one. These Audio- 
visual Centers are at Brevard, Bryson City, West Asheville and 
Swannanoa and are equipped with many filmstrips and 
records for the churches. 



Asheville — Presbytery 

DIRECTORY 

The Rev. James Skelton — Moderator 

The Rev. William Wing — Moderator Elect 



FRANKLIN CHURCH HAS 
DEDICATION CEREMONY 




Dedication ceremonies 

were held recently in the 
newly-completed sanctuary at 
Franklin Presbyterian Church. 
Dr. Andrew Spence, Ph.D., 
pastor of Cold Springs Pres- 
byterian Church, Bristol, 
Tenn., was the principal 
speaker, and others on the 
program were former pastors 
of the Franklin church, Dr. 
Hoyt Evans, of Asheville, 
and Dr. Fred Githrie, of Ra- 
bun Gap, Ga. The Rev. Ray 
Barfield, former pastor of the 
Highlands Presbyterian 

Church and now of Marietta, 
Ga., was guest soloist. Ar- 
rangements were under the 
direction of the Rev. Ronald 
Odum, pastor. 

The new addition, built 
at a cost of approximately 
$285,000, contains a sanct- 
uary that will seat more than 
400 people, four Sunday 
School rooms, a pastor's study, 
and rest rooms. Looking to 
the future, provisions are in- 



cluded in the plan for the 
addition of a much-needed 
fellowship hall. 

The Franklin Presbyterian 
Church has grown in recent 
years to the point where ad- 
ditional space was an abso- 
lute necessity. For the past 
four years Pastor Odum has 
held two morning worship 
services, in addition to the 
mid-morning service that he 
has managed to "sandwich" 
in at the Morrison Presby- 
terian Church. 

An open invitation is ex- 
tended to all friends of the 
Franklin church to visit the 
new facilities and to join in 
the worship services when 
possible. 




The Rev. Ed Renegar 
Stated Clerk 



The Rev. David Parks 
Permanent Clerk 



November 1976 



Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
at the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
age paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 



Working Committees of Presbytery 



CONGREGATIONAL 

TRAINING 

and Resources 

The Rev. LeRoy 

Secrest, Chm. 



CHURCH RELATED 

VOCATIONS 

The Rev. Hugh 

Eichelburger, Chm. 



ADMINISTRATION 
PROMOTION 
Dr. John Beegle, 
Chm. 



NEW MINISTRIES 

Mr. Graham Price, 

Chm. 



The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 



Commission on the Minister 
Mr. Lynn Crawley, Chm. 



Note: A complete listing and directory will be prepared soon which will be available so that 

everyone will know who serves on what committee and where they may be reached. 
Refer to past issues for Directory Information Listing Women of The Church, Men of The 
Church, Youth of The Church. 



Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Executive Presbyter 

40 Church Street Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Change of Address Requested 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



November, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



THANKSGIVING— From page 1 

ings, evening vespers, and Wednesday 
prayer services. They participate in the 
choirs and youth activities at church. At 
the Home they are taught Bible and 
the Presbyterian catechisms. They are 
taught to pray and are encouraged to 
put their trust in Jesus Christ as Lord 
and Saviour and to commit their lives 
to Him. 

A secular institution can function ade- 
quately to provide nourishment, shelter 
and academic instruction. The Presby- 
iterian Home offers the added dimen- 
sions of loving, supportive family life 
and of Christian emphasis. 

THE CHILDREN 

The children and young people who 
call the Presbyterian Home their home 
.number 57 at present. (Full capacity is 
60.) Six or more of them are ordinarily 
in college or in other post-secondary 
j education. The remaining group is di- 
Ivided approximately by thirds in at- 
tending high school at Charles D. Owen 
High School and in the elementary and 
primary schools of Black Mountain, 
,N. C. 

GOVERANCE 

The Presbyterian Home is governed 
by a board of trustees of twelve persons 
including three women, six laymen, and 
three ministers. All have a kenn interest 
in the work and a demonstrated dedica- 
tion. In the case of Dr. H. B. Dendy, 
the president, service totals more than 
I fifty years. All of these trustees are mem- 
bers of Presbyterian churches or of 
Asheville Presbytery, and all must have 
the approval of the presbytery before 
taking office. By provision of its charter, 
the Board makes regular reports to Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. The Home is incor- 
porated under the laws of North Caro- 
lina. 




ADMINISTRATION 

The Home is administered by Super- 
intendent Donald C. McKenzie who has 
been in the position since 1958 and who 
was a successful public school teacher 
and administrator prior to assuming this 
responsibility. He is assisted by an able 
and dedicated staff of honseparents and 
operational persons. 




CHURCH NIGHT SUPPER 
RECIPE FOR NOVEMBER 

Submitted by: 

Margaret Patton — West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church 

CHICKEN DELIGHT 

1 whole chicken 

1 can fried onion rings 

1 stick butter 

1 stack saltines 

1 carton sour cream 

1 can of cream of chicken soup 

Boil chicken in water with 1 medium 

size onion, celery and lemon juice, salt 

to taste. Cook until done and debone 

and cut into small pieces. Crumble 

crackers, add melted butter and make 

crust for the bottom of baking dish. Mix 

soup with sour cream and chicken. 

(Season with white pepper — optional) . 

Then place this mixture on top of crust. 

Put onion rings on top and bake at 350 

for 30 minutes. 

o 

Send Entries To Presbytery Office 

JUNIOR HIGH 
CONFERENCE A SUCCESS 

The Montreat conference grounds 
played host to Asheville Presbytery Jun- 
ior High Retreat on November 5 and 6. 
The theme during the two day event 
was "Live for Christ". "Significant new 
Christian commitment and growth", 
said Rev. Larry Sharpless was noted at 
this meeting. Fun and recreation along 
with serious moments of Christian study 
and meditation were all under the 
cordination of the Rev. Billy Martin. 
Presbytery pastors and laypersons all 
participated in leadership and resourc- 
ing this conference. The Rev. Sam An- 
derson of Knoxville, Tenn., was the in- 
spirational speaker. Sharpless is chair- 
man of the Junior High Work and Mar- 
tin is the coordinator of conferences. 
Approximately 135 youth and adults at- 
tended. 



MEDICAL INSURANCE 
BENEFITS INCREASED 

A series of increased benefits in the 
major medical insurance program has 
been approved by the PCUS Board of 
Annuities and Relief. 

Effective July 1, 1977, the maximum 
daily hospital room and board benefit 
will be raised from $70 to $75 and the 
maximum lifetime benefit from $100,- 
000 to $150,000. Maternity benefits, 
which have been limited to a maximum 
of $300, will be changed significantly. 
There will be a separate deductible of 
$300, payable by the insured, after 
which all further covered medical ex- 
penses related to the maternity expe- 
rience will be payable on the major 
medical basis of 80 per cent. 

Another change effective next July 1 
is an increase from $100 to $150 in the 
deductible amount that is to be satisfied 
in a calendar year before covered medi- 
cal expenses are eligible for benefits. 
Only two deductibles are required in a 
family. 

New premium charges for the policy 
year will be increased 8.5 per cent, ef- 
fective July 1. 



HOME BOARD ADOPTS $40,000 

GOAL FOR THANKSGIVING 

OFFERING 

The Board of Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Home for Children has adopted 
a goal of $40,000 for the 1976 Thanks- 
giving Offering. Each congregation in 
the presbytery is asked to receive an of- 
fering during the Thanksgiving season. 
Envelopes have already been sent to the 
churches and special contact persons in 
each congregation have been provided 
with essential information concerning 
the needs and financial status of the 
Home. 



COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION 

WILL WRITE STANDARD EXAM 

FOR NEW MINISTERS!! 

A Mississippi minister has been named 
chairman of the newly organized Per- 
manent Committee on Ordination Ex- 
aminations of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S. 

He is the Rev. William W. William- 
son Jr. of Senatobia. The Rev. Bill R. 
Havens of Searcy, Ark., is vice chair- 
man, and Dr. Richard Eastwood of 
Houston, secretary. 

The committee is responsible for pre- 
paring standard written examinations 
which will be required after Jan. 1 for 
ordination or transfer of ordained min- 
isters from other denominations. 



SENIOR 


HIGH 


RETREAT 


DEC. 3 


— 5 


Register 


Now 



Page F ur 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1976 



Ayers, Mrs. Fred, Greensboro, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. H. E. Johnson, Asheville, N. C. 

Bache, Mrs. Carrie S., Hendersonville, N. C. 

— Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. 
John M. Griswold, Mrs. Walter Pike, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Boring, Mrs. W. H., Sr., Crouse, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Brown, Mrs. Garrett, Orangeburg, S. C. — 

Margaret & Mark Sumner, Asheville. 

Bostick, Miss Alice, Hillsborough, N. C. — 

Mrs. Charles M. Britt, Asheville. 

Brown, Mrs. Harold V., Hendersonville. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin 
O. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Bryson, Mr. O. C, Asheville — Edwards 
Memorial Bible Class, W. Asheville Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 

Buchanan, Albert, Asheville. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bud Patton, Asheville. 

Burke, Neil C, Tampa, Fla. — Samuel E. Leo- 
nard, Montreat, N. C. 

Carpenter, Dr. Walter W., Hendersonville. — 

Mr. & Mrs. L. Vernon Bateman, Jr., Sylvia 
Christopher. Mrs. Smiley McCall, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. L. Goosmann, Dr. & Mrs. C. B. 
Taylor, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Mr. 
& Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Vernon & Leander 
Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Renshaw, 
Dr. & Mrs. J. L. Winstead, Mrs. Edith B. 
Braine, Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Anne Sam- 
ple, Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Lane, Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Dr. & Mrs. I. M. Blue, Mr. & Mrs. 
James G. Tarrant, Miss Elizabeth Randolph, 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Flanagan, Mrs. Walter O. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. 
John J. Jones, Henderson County Dental 
Society, Dr. Kenneth Swing, Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard B. Barber, Dr. & Mrs. Herbert A. 
Justus, Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Brichford, Mr. & 
Mrs. L. H. Parmele, Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. 
Bartels, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock, Marion & Alex Fortenberry, 
Asheville. 

Carroll, Mrs. John, Asheville. — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. M. Coleman, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, 
Mrs. R. P. Booth, Asheville, N. C. 

Clements, Mrs. E. S., Clarksville, Va. — Dr. & 

Mrs. C. L. Newland, Brevard. 

Cline, Miss Laura, Asheville. — Dr. & Mrs. 
George R. Lacy, Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Johnson, 
Asheville. 

Coffey, Mary Louise. — Mrs. Paul F. Cham- 
berlain, Asheville. 

Covington, Mrs. Richard Sr., Asheville. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Women's Bible 
Class, First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Fran- 
ces Mullen, Circle No. 9 First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 



ifflrmartal (StftB 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Curtis, Mr. E. L., Weaverville. — Family of Mr. 
& Mrs. Michael Curtis, Marion, N. C, Grace 
Curtis, Johnsie Barrier, Glen Alpine, N. C. 

Deitz, J. Wilburn, Durham, N. C. — Roy & 

Frances Deitz, Canton, N. C. 

Dillingham, Mrs. Norma M., Spruce Pine. — 

3-M Sunday School Class, West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Edwards, Mrs. E. L., Morganton, N. C. — 

3-M Sunday School Class, West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Embler, Mrs. Dolores, Asheville. — Taylor 
Bible Class, 3-M Sunday School Class, 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Irene 
Ray & Family, Asheville. 

Farrell, Frank, Asheville. — Col. and Mrs. Rob- 
ert C. Brown, Asheville. 

Foster, Ernest B., Brevard. — Mrs. Ernest B. 
Foster, Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Johnson, Brevard, 
N. C. 

Francisco, Ronald, St. Charles, Missouri — 

Hazel Hylton & Mrs. & Mrs. Ron Gentry, 
Franklin. 

Garner, Jack — Rev. & Mrs. Charles W. Solo- 
mon, Montreat. 

Gillis, Mr. Herman, Canton. — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

Goldsmith, Wade, Jr. — Louise L. Gardner, 
Ellenwood, Ga. 

Gordon, Dr. Saul — Dr. & Mrs. George R. Lacy, 
Asheville. 

Grahl, Mr. J. Wayne, Waynesville. — Adult Sun- 
day School Class, Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church. 

Gudger, Mr. Wirt. — Mr. Eugene Noland, Ashe- 



Hardin, Hobert, Canton. 

Milne, Canton. 



Mr. & Mrs. William 



Hoffer, Mrs. Irene, Hendersonville. — Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mrs. Robert L. Terrell, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Hoffer, Lee & Irene, Hendersonville. — Julian 
& Isobel McWhorter, Hendersonville, Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

Hundley, Mrs. J. K., Denton, Texas. — Macon 
County Supply Co., Inc. Franklin, N. C. 

Israel, Mr. Ben, Hendersonville. — Tommy & 
Regina Patty, Hendersonville. 

James, Mr. Samuel B., Albermarle, N. C. — 

Mrs. Pearl M. Towers, Albemarle, N. C. 

Jobe, Mrs. William T., Hendersonville. — Mr. 

& Mrs. M. F. Morrison, Hendersonville. 

Justus, Mrs. Virginia S. — Mrs. Walter Pike, 
Mrs. Thomas N. Renshaw, Mrs. George F. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 

Who died 



name of deceased 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to. 
Addr 



correct name for mail, please 



iress 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Stowell, Hendersonville, Mrs. L. H. McKay, 

Flat Rock, Mrs. Jennie A. Laurens, Dr. & 

Mrs. C. L. Newland, Brevard. 
Kilpatrick, Mr. James F., Hendersonville. — Dr. 

Leonard Barber, Jr., & Staff, Regina & 

Tommy Patty, Hendersonville. 
Mann, Harley V., Canton. — Jack & Nellie 

McCracken & Family, Waynesville. 
McConnell, Miss Bess, Asheville — Circle #5, 

First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
McCormac, Genevieve, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Walter McClure, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, 

Asheville. 
McLeod, Mrs. J. F., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Frank L. Todd, Sr., Dr. & Mrs. Richard 

B. Todd, Hendersonville, Harvey & Lois 

Schwalbach, Louisville, Ky. 
Morse, Mrs. Bleecker, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

B. Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mr. 

& Mrs. Carl O. Borland, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin 

O. Williams, Hendersonville. 
Morse, Donald Gushing — Mrs. Donald C. 

Morse, Asheville. 
Morse, Samuel G. Morse, Asheville — Jose- 
phine Osborne, Weaverville, Mrs. Ida G. 

Morgan, Mrs. H. A. Reister, Mr. & Mrs. D. 

Crawford Smith, Rogers Dairy Equipment, 

Linda & Craig Rogers, Asheville. 
Nanney, Miss Vanessa, Saluda — Mrs. Ralph S. 

Crawford, Hendersonville. 
Overton, Mrs. A. J. Sr., Hendersonville — Miss 

Anne Sample, Hendersonville. 
Paxton, Mary, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Danny 

Kelley, Woodstock, Ga. 
Pershing, Mrs. Kathryn F., Hendersonville — 

Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 
Powell, Miss Sarah, Lenoir, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

J. F. Aycock, Brevard. 
Ray, Mrs. Calvin, Asheville — The Paul R. Ford 

Family, Asheville. 
Reed, Mrs. Ida, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. William 

Milne, Canton. 
Reveley, Mr. R. J., Wayne, Penn. — Miss Mary 

Gillis, Women of Canton Presbyterian 

Church, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, Canton. 
Rogers, Mrs. Sue Emma, Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Walter Pike, Hendersonville. 
Sampson, Mrs. Mabel, Mango, Fla. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Robert Harding, Women of Sylva Pres- 
byterian Church, Sylva, Mr. & Mrs. Lester A. j 

Breen, Whittier, N. C. 
Scovil, Mrs. Rose, Greenville, S.C. — Larry & 

Jane McKay, Flat Rock. 
Shuford, Mrs. Martha Evans, Tampa, Fla.— 

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 
Snipes, Mrs. J. E., Canton — Mrs. H. A. Reister, 

Asheville. 
Summey, Mrs. Ruth, Asheville — Jimmie Deane 

Parris, Candler. 
Sumner, Mrs. C. R., Chapel Hill — Mr. & Mrs. 

Mark Sumner, Sr., Mrs. Ethel S. Henninger, 

Mrs. Florence I. Ryan, Asheville. 
Swann, Harry, Phoenix, Arizona — Vernon & 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Thiel, Mrs. Frank, Hendersonville — Mrs. Sam- 
uel J. Fisher, Asheville. 
Westall, James M., Asheville — Mary Jane Pe- [ 

gram, Asheville, Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Harper, 

Weaverville. 
Wilkins John T., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. | 

J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Williams, Mrs. Cynthia, Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Thomas N. Renshaw, Hendersonville | 
Wilson, Mrs. E. C, Elgin, III.— Mrs. John P. | 

Eaker, Asheville. 

Wilson Mrs. Neil B., Asheville — Mrs. C. B. 
Martin, Mrs. Thelma R. Hayes, Asheville. 

Wright, Marion, El Dorado, Ark. — M. E. Hege- 
man, Asheville. 



Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 1910 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
Tlir Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXX 



No. 12 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 



December, 1976 





CHRISTMAS MEETING OF 
HOME MISSION CHURCHES 

The annual meeting of Asheville Presbytery aid receiving 
churches met for luncheon at the Presbytery office on Friday. 
Representatives from Britian's Cove, Bethel C, Bethel H, 
Dillingham, Ivey Park, Hayesville, Morrison, Andrews, Cullo- 
whee were present. Reports from each church included a 
review of 1976 accomplishments and a listing of ministry goals 
for 1977. The Rev. LeRoy Secrest is chairman of Presbyterys 
Congregational Training Committee which has oversight of 
these churches. 




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WEST ASHEVILLE CALLS PASTOR 

At a meeting of the con- 
""-%. gregation of the West Ashe- 

ville Presbyterian Church 
a held on Sunday, November 

21, with a unanimous vote, 
a call was extended to Mr. 
Howard G. Shockley to be- 
come minister of the church. 
The call has been accepted 
and Mr. Shockley will start 
his ministry at the church 
the last of January, 1977. 

Mr. Shockley is a native 
of Opelika, Alabama, attend- 
ed school there, graduated 
from Auburn University with 
a B.S. in education, and gra- 




The Rev. Howard Shockley 



duated from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, 
Georgia. 

He was a teacher in LaGrange High School, LaGrange, 
Georgia for one year; served as Assistant Pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Quincy, Florida; served as Associate 
Pastor of the West Isle Chapel, Galveston, Texas; and at the 
present time is Pastor of the New Bethel and Piney Flats 
Churches, Piney Flats, Tennessee. 

Mr. Shockley and his wife, Margaret, have two children; 
Paul Stephen, age 4, and Rachel, age 15 months. 

Mr. Shockley's skills, hobbies and recreational activities in- 
clude gardening, golf, tennis, camping, reading, Bluegrass 
music, playing the dulcimer, and singing. 

Shockley was examined at a called meeting of Presbytery 
on December 12. His installation service is set for January 
30th at a mid-afternoon ceremony in West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church. 



CHRISTMAS EVE 




IN ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 


Presbyterian churches 


liave listed special music and 


worship opportunities on 


December 24th. 


Some services 


include Holy Communion.* 




Arden Church 


7:00 P.M. 




Asheville: 






First Presbyterian 


5:00 P.M. 




Grace Covenant 


5:30 & 11:00 


P.M.* 


Kenilwoi th 


7:00 P.M. 




Black Mountain 


10:30 P.M.* 




Canton 


6:00 P.M.* 




Franklin 


11:45 P.M. 




Oak Forest 


8:00 P.M. 




Hendersonville: 






First Presbyterian 


11:00 P.M. 




Trinity 


7:30 & 11:30 


*P.M. 


Weaverville 


5:00 P.M. 





NOTICE 



Church treasurers send all benevolences for 1976 to Presbytery's 
Office by noon of Jan. 5, 1977. Any monies received after that 
time will be recorded on 1977 benevolences. 

— o — 
All church sessions have been urged to raise their benove- 
lence giving by more than 10% for 1977. Congregations are 
encouraged to pray about their stewardship commitment. 

— o — 
JOY GIFTS NEEDED NOW! 



Paee Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 1976 



WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH NEWS 

by Margaret Patton 

We are delighted to report on our 
District Meetings, which were most suc- 
cessful. Sincere thanks and congratula- 
tions to all District Chairmen and Host 
Churches. Meeting together in May to 
plan and again in September surely paid 
off in participation and in the quality 
of training in the workshops. Our sin- 
cere appreciation to the Council Mem- 
bers who were most faithful in atten- 
dance. With rare exception all attended 
all meetings. 

Attendance Offering 



District 


I 


104 


$136.07 


District 


II 


70 


150.75 


District 


III 


55 


58.06 


District 


IV 


70 


94.50 


District 


V 


36 


39.75 



335 



$479.13 



This is an increase of 38 in attendance 
and SI 88.44 in offering over 1975. Good 
work!!! The workshops were especially 
successful. The chairmen did an excel- 
lent job in seeing that there were work- 
shops for all officers and that they were 
properly staffed. At the workshops for 
Presidents, all presidents except one in 
each district were present. That means 
26 of the 31 presidents attended a train- 
ing session! Other workshops reported 
similar participation. 

Our Birthday Interpreter for 1977 is 
Mrs. George Klick, 1910 Hebron Drive, 
Hendersonville, N. C. 28739. All local 
presidents will want to contact her for 
programs next Spring. Our 1976 offer- 
ing was S6762.65. Our sincere apprecia- 
tion to Elinor Woods for her work. 
Elinor also serves on the Board of Mis- 
sion Court and is our representative 
from this Presbytery. 

Mrs. W. C. Breazeale and her com- 
mittee, Mrs. Charles Fortune, Mrs. 
Harold Wood, and Mrs. Archie McNair 
are completing work on updating and 
revising the By-Laws. Council members 
will receive their copies after the Coun- 
cil Meeting. 

Our next Council Meeting will be 
January 8, 10:30 a. m., at the Grace 
Covenant Church. 

Local presidents— DON'T FORGET 
THAT THE CONTINGENT FEES 
ARE NOW DUE! 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlise Hoyt, Director 

Phone 704-258-8143 




Miss Hoyt at her desk. 

The CE:SA (Christian Education: 
Shared Approaches) is a result of the 
work of the Joint Education Develop- 
ment (JED) of which we have spoken 
earlier a number of times. The first 
mention of this was of the first set of 
curriculum which is being formed by 
their work and processes and is called 
Tract I, and is the Uniform materials 
with a new back on it and a children's 
set, Discovering the Bible With Chil- 
dren, added to it. This was all discussed 
and previewed in the summer and many 
churches are already using the material. 

The CE:SA, mentioned above, shows 
the development of other curriculum 
and materials which will be suitable for 
both Church School and Evening Fel- 
lowships. These will come out as Tracts 
II, III, and IV and are now being form- 
ed and printed. 

Our Synod's Office in Raleigh is 
sending us a complete CE:SA INTRO- 
DUCTORY KIT, and they have two 
more which we may borrow from the 
Synod's Office at PO Box 10785, Ra- 
leigh, NC 27605, which is designed to 
help us see processes whereby we may 
use these various curriculum in our own 
church. Write or call me for these in 
our Presbytery Office which make up 
our CE:SA INTRODUCTORY KIT. 

YOUTH CLUB ADMINISTRATION 
SCHOOL 

The Youth Club Administration 
School is on February 7-9 at the Hilton 
Inn, Atlanta, Georgia. This is the very 
best way to get complete information 
and training in the background, initia- 
tion and operation of their mid-week 
Christian education program for young 
people grades 1 through 12. 

For registration and/or information 
write Youth Club Program, Inc., 700 
Dewberry Rd., Monroeville, Pa. 15146. 



PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN'S 
COUNCIL FORMED 

Approval was given for the formation 
of a Women's Advisory Council to as- 
sist in giving direction to women's work 
in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

The Division of National Mission of 
the General Assembly Mission Board 
earmarked $5,000 in its 1977 budget to 
fund expenses for at least three meetings 
next year. 

The division gave its blessing to the 
proposed council at its September meet- 
ing and requested staff to bring in a 
detailed design at the December meet- 
ing. 

The 10-member council will be com- 
posed of an elected representative of the 
Women of the Church from each of the 
seven synods, a chairperson chosen from 
among former synod WOC representa- 
tives, the chairperson of the Committee 
on Women's Concerns or her representa- 
tive and the division's staff member 
with responsibility for women's work. 

Women's Advisory Council objectives 
include: 

1. To strengthen Presbyterian con- 
nectionalism. 

2. To plan resources for use at local 
and regional levels. 

3. To advise the Mission Board staff 
who have responsibility for women, and 
serve as a special advisory group of the 
Office of Women's Work. 

4. To serve as a focal group for de- 
nominational-level responsibilities. 

5. To assist in planning Women's 
Conferences. 

6. To coordinate regional activities 
for women in the seven synods. 

Three annual meetings will be held: 
1) in conjunction with sessions of the 
General Assembly; 2) during the na- 
tional conference related to women's 
work; 3) in conjunction with and par- 
ticipating in a meeting of the Commit- 
tee on Women's Concerns. An addition- 
al meeting will be held is needed. 



December 1976 

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December, 1976 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



MISSIONARY UPDATE 

A favorable year-end financial report 
made possible grants totaling $75,671 
for overseas programs approved by the 
Division of International Mission of 
jthe Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

Included among the grants are $15,- 
000 for theological education in Zaire, 
$10,858.59 for a scholarship requested 
by the General Assembly of the Church 
of Christ in Zaire, $1,000 toward a pas- 
tor's salary at Riyadh Community 
Church in Saudi Arabia, $9,000 for 
motor vehicles in Zaire, $1,000 each for 
programs for delinquent youth and for 
prostitutes in Korea. 
j 

The Rev. Dr. G. Thompson Brown, 
division director, reported receipts of 
$784,442 from the 1976 Witness Season 
Offering, highest ever. 



SENIOR HIGH 
CONFERENCE A SUCCESS 

Windy Gap conference center near 
Weaverville, NC was the setting for the 
three day youth retreat for senior high 
age Christians. Teen Crusade's Sam An- 
derson gave spiritual leadership to 135 
youth. The Rev. Sandy Curnow said, 
"our youth council exercised a dynamic 
Christian capacity for leadership and 
christian nurture in planning and at- 
tending this event." 



CHURCH RECEIVES 
SURPRISE MANSE 



In a surprise vote by the Home Mis- 
sions Committee, Inc. at a December 
16th., meeting, the Manse at Cullowhee 
Presbyterian was given to the congrega- 
tion. The building had been purchased 
and owned by the old Church Extension 
Committee. 

On a motion by committee member 
Ben Few, Elder from Westminster 
Church; with a second by Rev. Bill 
Wing, this action will become effective 
with the deed transfer on Jan. 1, 1977. 

Dr. Neely Inlow, Elder from Cullo- 
whee Church had made a request for 
money from the Congregational Train- 
ing Presbytery Committee for repairs to 
the Home Missions owned structure. As 
the meeting closed Dr. Neely said, "the 
session will be surprised that I am 
bringing home a deed instead of the 
repair money!" 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON 

CALL NEW 
COLLEGE EXECUTIVE 

The Rev. Donald Munson, who for 
the last five years served as social sciences 
professor at Montreat-Anderson College, 
has accepted a position there as Direc- 
tor of Development, President Silas M. 
Vaughn announced Thursday. 

The new director fills the slot for- 
merly held by the Rev. William R. An- 
derson, who resigned to become execu- 
tive Presbyter of Asheville Presbytery. 
Munson's primary responsibilities in- 
volve management of the annual and 
deferred giving programs, alumni rela- 
tions and public relations. 




Munson joined the college in 1971 
after completing his M.A. in history at 
the University of Guelph in Ontario, 
Canada. Since that time, he has worked 
both in the classroom and as a supply 
pastor. He also serves on the Board of 
Trustees for Asheville Christian Aca- 
demy and is a past president of that 
board. 

A Tennessee native, Munson received 
his early education at the Bright and 
McCallie Schools in Chattanooga. In 
1950 he was graduated magna cum 
laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from 
Washington and Lee University. He was 
awarded a B.A. in economics. 

Munson returned home for the next 
nine years to work in the Southern 
Chemical and Cotton Company. He be- 
gan as a laboratory technician moving 
later to sales and finally to the position 
of corporate secretary. 

In 1958 Munson left business to study 
for the ministry. Three years later he 
received a Bachelor of Divinity degree 
from Columbia Theological Seminary 
where he completed an additional year 
of graduate study. Knoxville Presbytery 
of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. or- 
dained him in 1962. That same year 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

NEWS 

by 

by Lynn Holman 

Craig Mathis, an 8th grader, was a 
co-winner of the Black Mt. grammar 
school contest for designing the coat-of 
arms for the school. He won a free pass 
to all home athletic contests. 

Sharon Flynn, Cheryl Buhrmaster, 
Karen Buckner, and Karla Buckner were 
winners in a recent McDonald's Hallo- 
ween poster contest. 

We are excited about having two 
new children enter the Home. They 
are twins, Brett and Brenda Clarkson, 
9 years old. Brett and Brenda are 4th 
graders. They previously attended West- 
minster Presbyterian Church. 

The Black Mt. Lions Club was the 
guests of the Home for supper on Dec. 
9th. Following supper the Club was 
entertained with music provided by the 
younger boys and girls under the direc- 
tion of Mrs. McKenzie. The Lions Club 
brought a gift for each child. 

The children are looking forward to 
many Christmas events that will be 
featured in next month's Mountain 
Work. 

MEMORIAL GIFTS— from page 4 

Shumate, Janet Nihlean, Miss Rosa Low, 

Mrs. Mary W. Flynn, Mr. Arthur E. Eve, Jr., 

Asheville. 
Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Earl, Canton — Miss Betty Lou 

Tate, Canton. 
Trimble, Mrs. E. S., Clarksburg, Va. — Mr. & 

Mrs. A. W. Childs, Hendersonville. 
Tucker, Mr. Glen, Fairview, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

A. W. Childs, Hendersonville. 
Waller, Mr. Ivan, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 
Westall, Mr. James M., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

H. E. Johnson, Asheville. 
Wester, Mr. W. C, Asheville— Mrs. R. L. Slade, 

Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mr. & Mrs. F. J. 

Bennett, Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
Wilkins, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

A. W. Childs, Hendersonville. 
Wilkinson, Mildred K., Doylestown, Pa. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Charles H. Swift, Asheville. 
Willis, Mr. Roger E., Millford, Conn.— Dr. & 

Mrs. Leonard B. Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
York, Mrs. W. S., Clyde— Mr. & Mrs. J. L. 

Quakenbush, Canton. 



Munson accepted a job as executive 
vice-president in Dr. Manford George 
Gutzke's radio ministry, "The Bible For 
You." He remained there through 1967 
when he attended the University of 
Guelph. 

He and his wife. Marilyn, presentlv 
reside in Montreat and have a daughter 
and son. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 1976 



Ashworth, Mr. John, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady Brittain, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, 
Brevard. 

Bache, Mrs. Carrie, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur Sechrist, Hendersonville. 

Bain, Allan, Burlington, NC — Ernest & Sara 
Tilson, Brevard. 

Bostick, Miss Alice, Hillsborough, NC — Circle 
#3 of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Bowen, Miss Jennie, Hendersonville — Mr. Ver- 
non Johnson, Mr. Leander Johnson, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Brown, Mr. D. Newton, Clearwater, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mrs. Harold, Hendersonville — Even- 
ing Circle of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Bryson, Ode & Thelma, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Paul Hollar, Asheville. 

Buchanan, Albert, Asheville — Mel & Jane 
Craddock, Asheville. 

Cagle, Mrs. Mattie E., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Carpenter, Dr. Walter W., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
Higgins, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Mrs. 

C. F. Stonecipher, Dr. Francis A. Buchanan, 
Mr. & Mrs. James E. Usher, Mr. & Mrs. 
Omer Taylor, Margaret H. Massagee, Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles F. Clark, Gladys W. Moyer, 
Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Garrett, Mr. & Mrs. Har- 
old Colledge, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Mrs. I. 
H. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Barnwell 
Sunday School Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Childs, Circle #8 
of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. 
H. Bruton, Mrs. B. L. Foster, Mr. & Mrs. 
Morgan Bailey, Miss Ashleigh Anne Woer- 
ner, Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr., Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Ray- 
mond Beyer, Mrs. Marguerite J. Morrow, 
Col. P. H. Waggoner, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 

D. Clark, Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dobson, 
Mrs. L. B. Prince, Hendersonville. Dr. & 
Mrs. Paul Hill, Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, 
Flat Rock. Mrs. Rowena H. Summey, Bre- 
vard. Mrs. Hardy W. Wooten, Mr. & Mrs. 
H. D. Carpenter, Dunellen, Fla. Margaret 
M. Gash, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. Dan 
C. Stickley, Penn Laird, Va. Fleeta H. 
Gibbs, Melrose, Fla. 

Clements, Mrs. Eleanor, Clarksville, Va. — Mrs. 
Rush G. Allison, Brevard. 

Cole, Mrs. Joseph J., Asheville — The Reigh- 
ard Family, Asheville. 

Colfax, Mrs. Frances, Ocean Ridge, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Page Roth, Hendersonville. 

Compton, Mrs. Meryl, Asheville — Mrs. W. W. 
Ballew, John Calvin S. S. Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Cline Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. J. Austin Emory, 
Irene Ray & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Joe B. 
Emory, Mr. & Mrs. James D. Matthews, Jr., 
Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Circle #1 of West Asheville Pres- 



fUmnrtat (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

byterian Church, Asheville. 

Corpening, Miss Gladys, Marion, NC — Mrs. 
Robert P. Williams, Asheville. 

Edwards, Mrs. Irma, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Fisher, Mr. Howard J., Asheville — Womans 
Bible Class of Oak Forest Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. Lamb, Ashe- 
ville. H. B. Almon, Candler. 

Ford, Mrs. Miller, Asheville — Mrs. Frances 
Sayre, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Stone, Mr. & 
Mrs. Walter W. Alexander, Asheville. 

Gaeser, Mrs. Walter, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Gibbons, Mr. Doug, Cocoa, Fla. — Dr. & Mrs. 
Hugh Daniel, Waynesville. 

Goodin, Mr. James C, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Vernon McHan, Bryson City. 

Gustafson, Mr. Albin N., Cranston, Rl — Mr. 
Henry F. Gustafson, Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
Gustafson, Brevard. 

Hamilton, Blanche H., Etowah — Mr. & Mrs. 
A Pruitt, Etowah. 

Hancock, Mrs. Gwendolyn B., Asheville — The 
Kupples Klub of First Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. 
Keith Butson, Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Ford, 
Paula and Don, Mrs. Levenie Syrett, Mrs. 
Pollie Carman, Lucille T. Pace, Asheville. 

Hargette, Lindsey, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry Hogan and John, Canton. 

Hart, Mr. Russell H., Sarasota, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. E. Dexter, Hendersonville. 

Hawkins, Mr. Charles M., Canton — Mr. & 
Mrs. Otis Stepp, Canton. 

Hinkley, Mrs. Sue, Waynesville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Hugh Daniel, Waynesville. 

Hogsette, Mrs. Daniel, Decatur, Ga. — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Hoyle, Dr. F. W., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Wal- 
ter Everhart, Mrs. T. E. Patton, Mrs. Belle 
A. McDaris, Mrs. May A. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. 
Oliver S. Adams, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Esk- 
ridge, Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. Carey R. 
Wells, Jr., Canton. 

Hoyle, Mr. Walter H., Asheville — Mrs. May A. 
Miller, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Israel, Mr. Ben, Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Jackson, Mr. Kenneth, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Jenkins, Mr. Ronald W., Weaverville — Miss 
Josephine Osborne, Women of Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Jobe, Mrs. William T., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Mrs. Jane W., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady Brittain, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, 
Wednesday Bridge Club, 4th Thursday 
Bridge Club, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Aycock, Mr. 
& Mrs. Andrew Martin, Brevard. F. Juanita 
Williams, Belmond, la. 

Justus, Mrs. Avery, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Kerlee, Mrs. Howard, Black Mountain — Mrs. 
Winnie G. Young, Swannanoa. 

Kimball, Mr. W. Montgomery, Hendersonville 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
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above) 



— Mr. & Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mrs. Ivan 
Waller, Mr. & Mrs. George Newton Phil- 
lips, Mr. & Mrs. R. S. Ridgely, Mr. & Mrs. 
M. F. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce B. Swan- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bittner, Mr. Clifford 
C. Clifton, Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Roe, Mr. & 
Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr., Mr. William Neal 
Pharr, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Beyer, Mr. & 
Mrs. L. S. Oyster, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Max- 
ey, Mr. & Mrs. John Egolf, Circle #2 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Hoffman, The Alumni Club, Mr. 
& Mrs. Thomas H. Beals, Hendersonville. 
Fleeta H. Gibbs, Melrose, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. 
R. C. Robinson, Austin, Minn. Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence Ackerman, Benson, Vt. Janet A. 
Wooster, Orwell, Vt. Beatrice B. Sheeler, 
Cape Cod, Mass. 

Lovelace, Mr. Charles, Plymouth, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. San Vance, Canton. 

Lovingood, Mrs. Murphy — Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, 
Flat Rock. 

Magaha, Mr. James Carl, Ft. Myers, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. John C. Ward, Don, Tom, Patsy, Ar- 
den. 

Matthews, Mr. James, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arnold Powell, Hendersonville. 

Maynard, Mrs. W. M., Asheville — Mrs. E. L. 
Warren, Asheville, Mrs. Clark Phillips, La- 
guna Hills, CA. 

McCormac, Miss Genevieve, Asheville — Mrs. 
Jerry C. Lunsford, Asheville. 

McCune, Dr. David P., McKeesport, Pa. — Mrs. 
Jessie McCune Childs, Hendersonville. 

McDowell, May C. — Kathryn H. Hatch, Hen- 
dersonville. 

McLeod, Mrs. J. F., Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Middleton, Johnnie, Winston-Salem, NC — 
Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Syl- 
va. 

Morrison, Mrs. Nora R., Asheville — Mrs. Mary 
Jane Pegram, Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, 
Miss Annie Westall, Mrs. James Mason, 
Westall, Mrs. D. K. Drum, Mr. Robert J. ; 
Putnam, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hafner, Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Bishop, Mr. Allen Williamson, 
Miss Elizabeth Wood, Dr. & Mrs. C. Grler 
Davis, Asheville. Mrs. O. M. Alexander.^ 
Black Mountain. Mrs. C. R. Rouse, Hender-j 
sonville. Mrs. Robert L. Ettenger, Hilton 
Head Island, SC. 

Morse, Mrs. Bleecker, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Morse, Mr. Sam, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
N. Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 

Peterson, Mr. Carl A., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Andrew C. Davenport, Warren, Pa.*; 
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel M. Davenport III andi 
Jason, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel M. Davenport,] 
DuBois, Pa. 

Price, Mrs. Ida Hipps, Hot Springs, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

Roper, Mrs. Walter L., Nantahala, NC — Mrs. 
William Pitt Walker, Andrews. 

Sams, Mrs. Emma, Weaverville — Mrs. J. R. 
Williford, Swannanoa. Mrs. J. E. Peek, Mr.: 
& Mrs. Harry L. Harper, Women of Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. Mr., 
& Mrs. William Milne, Canton. Deb, Bill and 
Sara — John Steddom Family, W. R. Per- 
kins Family, Asheville. 

Scovil, Mrs. Roger, Greenville, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Shannin, Mrs., New York — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Thomas, Brevard. 

Skinner, Mr. Larry, Asheville — Mrs. T. E. Pat- 
ton, Mr. & Mrs. Keith Butson, Asheville. 

Smith, Miss Virgie, Quitman, Miss. — Mr. & Mrs. 
William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Smithson, Mr. N. D., Jr., Asheville — Mrs. May 
A. Dunn. Asheville. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville — Mrs. May 
A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Sumner, Mrs. C. R., Chapel Hill, NC — Ruth 

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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXXI No. 13 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 



January 1977 



PRESBYTERY To Begin MONDAY NIGHT 




<sP?S 




Moderator's committee at a luncheon meeting held at Presbytery Office as they set agenda for January 24-25 meeting at Hendersonville. L-R — 
Crawley, Renegar, Skelton, Neville, Eichelberger, Wing. Not pictured are Anderson, Price and Secrest and Bregle. 



Hendersonville First Presbyterian is host for the January 
24-25 meeting of Asheville Presbytery. The agenda set by the 
Moderators committee includes voting on the proposed con- 
stitutional amendments approved by the 116th. General Assem- 
bly. Amendments which deal with three general areas will be 
given in printed form to the elected commissioners from each 
church. Voting on amendments dealing with the Book of 
Confessions and a Declaration of Faith will occur at the 
January 24-25 meeting. Amendments dealing with terms of 
call for ministers; written examinations for candidates; care 
and supervision of candidates; admission to the Lord's Table; 
the rules of Discipline; the Directory for Worship will all be 
considered at the Spring '77 meeting of Presbytery. Election 
of commissioners to the 1977 General Assembly is on the 
docket. A special evangelism program will be presented at 
Lunch on Tuesday. 

Nominations for 1977 committee appointments, the WOC 
report, the adoption of the 1977 spending budget, examina- 
tion of sessional records are just a few of the exciting docket 
items which make for a action packed two day meeting in 
Hendersonville. 



Camp Action Due at Presbytery 

Commissioners will vote on Little Pisgah Camps future at 
Presbytery meeting. Should we sell the camp?? Should we 
lease the camp?? Where will the operating money come 
from?? THANKS to Elder Andy Andrews who has worked 
so faithfully in this ministry of Asheville Presbytery. 



NOTICE 

NEW PHONE NUMBER 

258-8143 

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PRESBYTERY OFFICE 

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DECLARATION TO BE DISCUSSED 
BY GUTHRIE MONDAY NIGHT 

A special dinner meeting for ANY interested church mem- 
ber is planned for 6:00 P.M. in the dining room at First 
Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville. Rev. Sandy Mc- 
Geachy, Chm. for the meeting has arranged for Dr. Shirley 
Guthrie to answer questions and make comments about the 
proposed constitutional changes which are to be voted on 
at the January 24-25 meeting of Asheville Presbytery. Dr. 
Guthrie serves on the General Assembly committee responsible 
for writing the new Declaration of Faith. Dr. Guthrie is 
professor of systematic theology at Columbia. Theological 
Seminary. 

Reservations may be made by calling Rev. John Neville 
at 704-692-3211. Anyone may attend. Zlected commissioners 
to Presbytery are urged to be present. 

After the dinner and discussion is over at 7:30 P.M.; Pres- 
bytery will be convened by the Moderator. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1977 



WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH NEWS 

by Margaret Patton 

197" Annual Meeting, April 13, 14 — 
Oak Forest Presbyterian Church 

North Carolina Women's Weekend Con- 
ference, Montreat - June 11, 12, 1977 

North Carolina Women's Conference — 
June 13 - 17, 1977 

Director — Mrs. D. E. Renegar 
Box 549, Bryson City, N. C. 28713 



Birthday Interpreter for Asheville Pres- 
bytery: 

Mrs. George Klick 
1910 Hebron Drive 
Hendersonville, N. C. 28739 

Honorary Life Membership — 

If you are interested in order forms 
for Honorary Life Membership, please 
contact our historian, Mrs. Sam C. 
Cooley, Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711. We encourage you to order forms 
from the Synod of North Carolina, as a 
part of the fee goes to our scholarship 
fund. 

Attention - Local Presidents — 

You will receive soon copies of the 
old bylaws and the updated copy ap- 
proved by the Council. Please study these 
as we will vote on the changes in April. 

White Cross — 

Our White Cross Quota is here. Mrs. 
Warren T. Loftis, Jr., has distributed 
them to the District Chairmen. The Dis- 
trict Chairmen will contact the local 
churches. Our supplies will be going to 
the Good Shepherd Hospital, Tshikaji, 
Zaire, again this year. 

New Treasurer — 

Mrs. Margaret M. Baker, P.O. Box 
6904, West Asheville, N. C, 28806 will 
be serving as our new treasurer. She is 
a member of the West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church. Our appreciation to Mrs. 
Elizabeth Miller, who has served in this 
office for one and one-half years. Due 
to the expected arrival of a baby in April 
Elizabeth has had to resign this office. 
Please mail all correspondence, checks, 
etc. to Mrs. Baker at: P.O. Box 6904, 
Asheville, N. C. 28806. Her telephone 
numbers are: 254-0674 or 252-2309. 

Several churches have not sent in their 
contingent fees. Please do so immediate- 



NOTICE: 

CHILD CARE NEEDED for a 

ministers home in Murphy, N. C. 
House-keeper comes in. Contact 
Rev. Ervin Joslin, 704-837-6560 or 
873-6153. 




CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlise Hoyt, Director 

Phone 704-258-8143 

Dr. H. Kerr Taylor, former missionary 
of our church, has formed a wonderful 
timeline, called "Event in Eternity" 
which runs dates from Abraham to to- 



day. There are world powers, great lead- 
ers, and comments fit into the whole of 
the chart which is the equivilant of four 
sheets long and one sheet high. This is 
produced by our John Knox Press and 
can be secured for $1.00 from Presbyteri- 
an Resource Center, P.O. Box 10785, 
Raleigh, N. C. 27605 and would be 
grand for Church School Classes. 

For our evening Youth Fellowships 
during this period of International Mis- 
sions of January through March, borrow 
the books, Jungle Fire, and God's Smug- 
glers from the DCE's office to use as 
program excerpts and to pass among the 
youth. Please, Can I Come Home? are 
letters back and forth from a mission- 
ary college student to her parents and 
makes grand reading and resource. Wit- 
nessing Together in Africa is a new 
filmstrip, just out from our church, and 
would be good with a strong devotion 
and challenge for missions. For the 
younger evening groups of Juniors and 
Primaries, the book, Night of the Long 
Knives, and for Junior Highs, You Eat 
Bananas! are good short stories of mis- 
sion adventure. All of the above may be 
borrowed from the office of the DCE 
and this includes the filmstrip. 



which runs dates from Abraham to to- and this includes the filmstrip. 

Shortage Of $11,000 In Presbytery Benovelences! 

Budgeted benovelences from Asheville Presbytery Churches have been com 



Budgeted benovelences from Ashevil 
piled. The approved spending budget for 
ceived, the ministries of the Presbytery w 

Shown below are contributions recei 



Andrews Church 

Arden Church 

Asheville First Church 
Bethel (C) Church __. 
Bethel (H) Church 



Black Mountain Church 

Brevard-Davidson River Church 

Brittains Cove 

Bryson City Church 

Canton Church 

Cullowhee Church 

Dillingham Church 

Etowah Church 

Franklin Church 



le Presbytery Churches have been com- 
1976 was $226,200. With $255,166 re- 
ere cut a total of $10,834. 
ver from church treasurers for 1976 
1976 Christian 

Budgeted Benevolences Witness Offering 

$ 2,041.14 103.00 

8,413,39 -0- 

46,851.89 9,830.13 

-0- -0- 

1,288.87 -0- 

13,310.75 3,547.55 

15,789.15 1,012.28 

1,111.00 35.00 

6.918.59 2,278.00 
3,389.26 527.50 
1,426.20 338.05 
1,797.05 421.50 
2,202.00 300.00 
5,095.67 117.00 

18,479.39 407.92 

400.00 -0- 

25,114.51 600.00 

4,323.41 10.00 

130.00 -0- 

5,553.00 222.00 

3,964.18 -0- 

7,448.93 434.00 

1,563.97 317.60 

11,631.88 2,015.85 

1.044.60 15.00 
633.33 -0- 

8,466.36 1,354.72 

1,389.14 175.00 

2,362.93 629.33 

4,549.56 212.00 

4,681.97 192.00 

1,716.00 -0- 

20,234.53 -0- 

12,247.14 269.00 

7,087.31 1,150.85 

Synod and Presbytery activities cut by this shortage of receipts from churches 
include budgeted amounts planned for Church Extension; Montreat Anderson 
College, King College; The Candidates Committee; Office of Presbytery, Chris- 
tian Education; and Presbyterian Home for Children. A meeting is planned by 
the budget committee for review of the 1977 spending budget on Monday night 
January 17, 1977 at the S & W. Mr. P. K. Feree is chairman of this committee. 



Grace Covenant Church 

Hayesvllle Church 

Hendersonville First Church 

Highlands Church 

Ivy Park Church 

Ken i I worth Church 

Lakey Gap Church 

Malvern Hills Church 

Mills River Church 

Montreat Church 

Morrison Church ._ 
Murphy Church 



Oak Forest Church 

Riceville Church __ _ 

Swannanoa Church 

Sylva Church 

Trinity Church 

Waynesville Church _ 

Weaverville Church 

Westminster Church _ 
West Asheville 



January, 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by 
Lynn Holman 

Christmas is always a special time for 
the children of the Home. Presents came 
in all during December from the chil- 
dren's sponsors, and these are placed 
under the Christmas tree in the Home's 
living room. The excitement builds, un- 
til on the afternoon of December 21 the 
I children gather in the living room and 
,the staff passes out the gifts. As the gifts 
jwere opened there were many squeals 
of delight, with shouts of, "Look at this," 
and "Wow!" 



The mailing address of the Home is: 
Presbyterian Home for Children 
Route 1, Box 244 
Black Moutain, N. C. 28711 
Phone: 686-3666 or 686-3451 

We need a good used typewriter. Several 
of our high school children are taking 
typing and need to have one to practice 
with. Either manual or electric would 
be suitable. 




On December 22 the children left on 
Christmas vacation, going with relatives 
or friends to spend the holidays. 

There were many Christmas activities 
that the children participated in. The 
Fletcher School of Nursing held a Christ- 
mas party for all the elementary chil- 
dren that included a present for every 
child, and Nursing students costumed 
as Winnie-the-Pooh characters. They al- 
so served supper. 

The children were guests at the Kin- 
der Konzert held annually at the Civic 
Center. 

Several youngsters who are cheer- 
leaders participated in the Black Moun- 
tain Christmas parade. 




The Woodmen of the World took all 
the younger children shopping, provid- 
ing them with the shopping money. The 
older children were given a gift of 
money. This is something that the 
Woodmen do annually. 

Hazelwood Presbyterian Church's 
youth choir came and presented a pro- 
gram of Christmas music, both secular 
and spiritual. This has become a regular 
tradition that we look forward to. 

The children also attended the sup- 
per and Christmas party of the Swan- 
nanoa Presbyterian Church, and were 
treated to a visit from Santa Claus. 

We wish to thank all the people and 
organizations that help us celebrate 
Christmas and give it extra meaning for 
all of us. 



Memories of Christmas Past 

Not one "Aw, hunbug" was heard as 
a combined Joy Gift and Christmas 
program in Oak Forest newly restored, 
historical Little Church. On Christmas 
Eve a service of music and scripture was 
celebrated in the Little Church led by 
Elder O. E. Starnes, Jr. and the choir. 
The stately beauty of the stately chapel, 
the shining tree, the Christmas music 
and the familiar Word brought anew 
to our hearts the message of God's "un- 
speakable gift." Memories of Christmas 
past was shared by those who worshiped 
in the Little Church when it was The 
Oak Forest Presbyterian Church. 

The New Year brought new officers 
who were ordained and installed Janu- 
ary 2 by the Rev. Bill Anderson. Serv. 
ing as chairman pro tern of the session 
will be Harvey Haynes and chairman of 
the diaconate is L. H. Adams, Jr. 

HELP WANTED! 

An agency of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S. is receiving applications for 
the position of staff associate for lay 
leadership development. 

The position is lodged in the Division 
of National Mission of the General As- 
sembly Mission Board. It involves the 
development of leaders for the denomi- 
nation's educational ministry. 

Requirements include a degree in 
Christian Education, theological train- 
ing, a knowledge of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S., experience in church 
educational ministry, ecumenical com- 
mitment and experience in planning and 
implementing a variety of leader de- 
velopment opportunities. 

Further information is available from 
the Mission Board's Personnel Office, 
341 Ponce de Leon Ave., N.E. Atlanta, 
Ga., 30308, or call your presbyter in 
Asheville at 704-258-8143. 



MEMORIAL GIFTS— from page 4 

drew Orr, Jr., Asheville. 
Purnell, Lynne Susan, Tenafly, N. J. — Harriet 

W. Cottrell, Hendersonville. 
Reynolds, Mrs. Merdice, Hartwell, Ga. — Miss 

Mary Gi His, Canton. 
Ronquillo, Captain & Mrs. Louis — Norma Ron- 

quillo, New Orleans, La. 
Russell, Mr. John Z., Charlotte — Mr. Edward 
G. Roberts, Men of Malvern Hills Presby- 
terian Church, Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Ford, Paula & 
Don, Asheville. Mrs. W. P. Dunn, Charlotte. 
Sams, Mrs. Emma Donoho, Weaverville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Robert W. Grafe, Tallasassee, Fla. 
Schmiedeler, Mrs. Anna, Tipton, Kansas — 

Evelyn & Sam Sutton, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
Scott, Miss Gail, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
M. Smart, Brevard. 

Scroggs, Mrs. Frances, Canton — Mr. Harry 
N. Matthews, Louise Slaughter, Virgina 
Slaughter, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, 
Emma McNair Bible Class, Mr. Jack C. 
Scroggs, Georganna Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. 
James G. Furness, Mr. & Mrs. Walser B. 
Hawkins, Virginia Hill & sisters, June 
Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Shuford, Mr. & 
Mrs. Otis Stepp, Quality Control Dept., 
Champion Papers, WOC-Canton Presbyteri- 
an Church, Miss Mary Furness, Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Men's Club of Canton Pres- 
byterian Church, Betty Lou Tate, Mrs. Doro- 
thy H. Avery, Mr. & Mrs. J. Cabe, Mr. & Mrs. 
James P. Hardin, Mr. & Mrs. Claude Hamp- 
ton, Canton. Rev. & Mrs. William R. Ander- 
son, Montreat, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Hoxter, 
Baltimore, Md., Mr. & Mrs. Jack Worley, 
Stafford, Texas, Mr. & Mrs. Gudger Cabe, 
Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Collins, Mr. & Mrs. Glen 
E. Robinson, Candler, Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Smathers, Lawrenceville, Ga., Mr. & Mrs. 
James L. Clark, Greenwood, S. C, Ann D. 
Hardin, Waynesville, Mrs. Helma C. Palen, 
Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. 
Gardner J. Calvin, Mr. & Mrs. Harry W. 
Cabe, Canton. 

Smithson, Mr. N. D., Jr., Asheville (Christmas 
Memorial) — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Mrs. Mari- 
anna S. Williams, Asheville. 

Smithson, Mrs. N. D., Asheville (Christmas 
Memorial) — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Mrs. Mari- 
anna S. Williams, Asheville. 

Smithson, Mr. N. D., Asheville (Christmas 
Memorial) — Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Mrs. Mari- 
anna S. Williams, Asheville. 

Stepp, Mr. Julian, Asheville — Ina Corkill, 
Asheville. 

Stepp, Mr. Toms, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
T. N. Renshaw, Hendersonville. 

Styles, Mr. Clyde, Burnsville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert E. Moss, Asheville. 

Summerlin, Mrs. Jesse, Laurinburg, N. C. — 
Kenilworth Church Choir, Asheville. 

Weskett, Mr. Charles, New Bern, N. C. — Mrs. 
R. E. McClure, Asheville. 

West, Mrs. Nanna, Hendersonville — Mrs. Mary 
Walker Bangs, Brevard, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin 
O. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Whiteside, Mr. W. W. Hendersonville — Dr. 
Leonard Barber, Jr. & Staff, Hendersonville. 

"APPRECIATION EXPRESSION 

TO ASHEVILLE FIRST" 

BY CARLISLE HOYT 

Appreciation time is here. 
It's nice it comes up every year. 

We're grateful for light and heat. 
The facilities couldn't be beat. 

We like being on third floor 
Where we can see you each more. 

Its pleasant working near your staff, 
To know them and hear them laugh. 

We love being in this church, 
For this makes no office search. 

As our association time increases, 
We thank you for our Presbytery leases. 

So from all the T resbytery staff, 
I bring you thanKs on their behalf. 

From Asheville Presbytery Offices. 
January 1977 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1977 



Banks, Mr. Ber- rd C, Jr., Portsmouth, Va. — 

Women of venilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & ' .is. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Be?" judge W. M., Elizabeth, N. J. — Dr. & 
wirs. Albert Berry, Asheville. 

Beaver, Mr. Charles, Ingram, Texas — Mr. & 
Mrs. Roy Allison & Family, Hendersonville. 

Becker, Mrs. H. C, Asheville. — Rev. & Mrs. 
William R. Anderson, Montreat. Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

Bender, Mr. David S., Gerton, N. C. — Raymond 
M. Meekins, Roanoke, Virginia. 

Bigelow, Mr. Carroll, Rochester, Minn. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Perry Allison, Brevard. 

Blankenship, Mrs. Ella S., Canton — Mrs. Helma 
C. Palen, Clyde, N. C. 

Boles, Rachel Deanna, Lincolnton, N. C. — 
Women of the Church, Weaverville Presby- 
terian Church, Weaverville, N. C. 

Brown, Mrs. Harold V., Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. P. A. Sellers, Hendersonville. 

Campbell, Paul N. — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur R. 
Ocker, Hendersonville. 

Capps, Mr. Stanley P., Asheville. (Christmas 
Memorial) Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville. 

Carpenter, Dr. Walter W., Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. James 
Wert, Mrs. Albert Durham, Lawrence & 
Velma Blair, Dr. & Mrs. P. A. Sellers, Rev. 
& Mrs. Larry Maze, Hendersonville, Lillian 
Coleman, Reidsville, N. C. 

Carroll, Mrs. John, Asheville. — Ina Corkill, 
Asheville. 

Clark, Mrs. Mollie S., Brevard — Mrs. Rush G. 
Allison, Brevard. 

Cline, Miss Laura, Asheville — John & Evelyn 
Simpson and Dorothy A. Beard, Atlanta, 
Ga. 

Mary Louise Coffee — Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. 
Moss, Asheville. 

Collier, Mrs. G. W., Myrtle Beach, S. C— Mr. 
& Mrs. Lawrence Blair, Mrs. Etta T. Graham, 
Hendersonville. 

Collins, Mrs. Nancy, Steelville, Missouri — Ac- 
counting Dept. Olin Corporation, Pisgah 
Forest. 

Collins, Mr. Vance, Royal Oak, Michigan — 
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin H. Brichford, Henderson- 
ville. 

Crews, Mrs. W. B., South Carolina — Fred H. 
Martin & Family, Asheville. 

Crocker, Mr. George, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Roy C. Jones, Etowah. 

Doyle, Mrs. J. J., Richmond, Va. — Mrs. R. E. 
McClure, Circle #2, Kenilworth Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Johnson, Ashe- 
ville. 

Eddy, Mr. Clyde, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Berry, Asheville. 

Edwards, Mrs. Fred, Bluefield, W. Va. — Mrs. 
Albert Tweed, Rickie & Elizabeth Morrow, 
Asheville. 

Fisher, Mr. Howard J., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Claude Holcombe, Candler, Mrs. F. M. Wix, 
Sr., Asheville. 

Fisher, Mr. Leonard, Le Chaffard, Switzerland 
— Mr. C. O. Borland, Hendersonville. 



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THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Floyd, Mr. John D., Montreat — Mr. & Mrs. 
Clifford Shirley, Montreat, William F. Metts, 
Hampton, Va., Christine H. MacMartin, Hen- 
dersonville, Mrs. Myra B. Krimminger, J. 
Lewis Sowers, Mr. & Mrs. William H. Lyerly, 
Mrs. Gerald Sharp, Mr. & Mrs. Carl C. Belk, 
Mr. & Mrs. Marion T. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. 
R. B. Strange, Salisbury, N. C. 

Foard, Mr. W. E., Wooster, Ohio— Ruth W. 
Geddings, Asheville. 

Ford, Mrs. Hazel, Asheville — Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Mr. & Mrs. Hubert E. John- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Eskrige, Mrs. Grey 
McChesney, Mrs. Troy Cole, Mr. & Mrs. 
Buddy Patton, Asheville. 

Freeman, Mrs. Ella S., Asheville — Mrs. J. 
Austin Emory & Family, Asheville. 

Gibbons, Mr. Douglas, J., Cocoa, Fla. — Dan & 
Katharine Watkins, Waynesville. 

Graham, Mrs. Nellie M., Hendersonville. — 
Vernon & Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Green, Mrs. Harvey, Asheville. — Mrs. Audley 
Washington, Asheville. 

Groebler, Mrs. Leah, Pottsdam, N. Y. — Circle 
#10, First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles A. Allen, Gene & Jeanne Usher, 
Hendersonville, Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. & 
Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock, N. C. 

Hancock, Mrs. Floyd, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Albert E. Berry, Mrs. Glenn Rogers, Ashe- 
ville, Sam & Mary Paque, Mr. & Mrs. L. J. 
Hancock, Milwaukee, Wis., Mr. & Mrs. A. 
V. Clemens, Marshalltown, Iowa, Mr. & Mrs. 
Willard Hancock, Madison, Wisconsin. 

Hanlon, Mr. & Mrs. Lou L., Formerly Hender- 
sonville — Mrs. Helen C. Damon, Wichita, 
Kansas. 

Hargette, Mr. Lindsay, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bob Breese, Waynesville. 

Haselden, Mr. R. Verne, Beaufort, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 

Healey, Judy, Etowah, N. C. — Miss Carlisle 
Hoyt, Miss Edith Sollman, Asheville, Gay 
Ann Ducote, Marge & Lloyd Ducote, Etowah 
Presbyterian Church Choir, Mr. & Mrs. Den- 
nis Zink, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Worrell, Etowah, 
G. Hugh Erickson, Penrose, N. C, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. G. Fluke, Hendersonville, Mike & 
Judy Harden, Argyle, Patricia & Bill Gash, 
Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Garrett, Pisgah Forest, 
Faculty & Staff, Brevard College, Brevard. 

Henson, Mr. Blaine, Canton — Ruth W. Ged- 
dings, Asheville. 

Herndon, Mrs. C. E., Bostic, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

Hogsette, Mrs. Dorothy, Decatur, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Grady Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 
Smart, Brevard, N. C. 

Holderman, Mr. Phillip, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. 
Talmadge L. Burnette, Swannanoa. 

Hoyt, Mrs. S. Browne, Sr., Montreat — Mr. & 
Donald C. McKenzie, Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. 
Bridgman, Black Mountain, Rev. & Mrs. 
W. C. Cooper, Mr. Samuel E. Leonard, Miss 
Winifred Wood, Mrs. John T. Newton, Jr., 
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. 



Memorial Gift for The Presryterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 
Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 

Who died 



name of deceased 



at 



place (poet office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mall, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Clifford Shirley, Montreat, Mr. & Mrs. Harold 
Woody, Miss Edith Sollman, Mr. & Mrs. 
C. J. Vandenhoogen, Women of Malvern 
Hills Presbyterian Church, David H. Becker, 
D.D.S., Mr. Edward G. Roberts, Mrs. R. E. 
McClure, Asheville First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, Mrs. L. M. West, Miss 
Mary Gillis, Canton, Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Hoyt, 
Marietta, Ga., Mr. & Mrs. Fred Smith, Ma- 
con, Ga., Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Hendrix, Jr., 
McLean, Va., Nancy T. Lippard, Fairfax, 
Va., The William Hamiltons, Tampa, Fla., 
Jack G. McCracken & Nancy, Waynesville, 
Harold A. Sluder, Ivey Park Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. 

Jenkins, Mr. I. W., Sr., Joppa, Mo. — Mr. & 
Mrs. James A. Wagoner, Brevard. 

Jenkins, Ronald W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Claude Holcombe, Candler. 

Johnson, Mrs. Alice, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Johnson, Mr. John W., Hickory — Jack G. Mc- 
Cracken & Nancy, Waynesville. 

Jones, Miss Jane Winifred, Brevard — The 
Charles Fleming Family, Colonial Heights, 
Virginia, Mrs. Stella A. Feaster, E. I. duPont 
de Nemours & Company, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
M. Smart, David C. & Angie D. Ladd, Bre- 
vard. 

Jumper, Mrs. Lucille A., Black Mountain, 
(Christmas Memorial) Mrs. Elisabeth L. 
More, Black Mountain. 

Kerlee, Mrs. Mima B., Asheville (Christmas 
Memorial) Mrs. Elisabeth L. More, Black 
Mountain. 

Kimball, Mr. W. Montgomery, Hendersonville — 
First Presbyterian Church Sewing Group, 
Mr. & Mrs. John Loren Brown, Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald A. McKay, Mrs. Albert Durham, Mr. 
& Mrs. Arthur R. Ocker, Hendersonville, Mr. 
John H. Maget, Rahway, N. J., Marion & 
Russell Wheeler, Concord. Mass.. Mrs. L. 
H. McKay, Flat Rock, Mrs. Carl I. Oberg, 
Jamesburg, N. J. 

Kuykendall, Mr. James, Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Raymond Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Lentz Mr. R. O., Asheville— Dr. & Mrs. Albert 
E. Berry, Asheville, 

Livangood, Mrs. John, Tomah, Wise. — Starr 
A. Sutherland, Alice A. Carter, Asheville. 

Mastin, Mr. James T., Asheville — Rev. & Mrs. 
William R. Anderson, Montreat, Mr. & Mrs. 
W. P. McLean, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Price, Mrs. 
W. W. Ballew, Frances T. Michael, Ashe- 
ville. 

McClure, The Rev. R. E., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. B. Peters III, Tarboro, N. C. 

McCormac, Miss Genevieve, Asheville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Albert E. Berry, Asheville. 

McLeod, Mrs. J. F., Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. P. A. Sellers, Hendersonville. 

McMillian, Mr. & Mrs. Garnet, Clarkesville, Ga. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Thompson, Henderson- 
ville. 

Mills, Mrs. Allen, Sr., Statesville, N. C— Mr. & 
Mrs. R. N. Renshaw, Hendersonville. 

Monk, Mr. James T., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Morrison, Mrs. Norah, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Newman Lockwood, Mr. & Mrs. Harmon Lee, 
Mrs. Byrd H. Wood, Circle #7, First Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 

Norman, Mr. O. Lee, Jr., Hendersonville — Cir- 
cle #10, Women of the Church, First Pres- 
byterian Church, Hendersonville. 

Owens, Col. George Raymond, Sr., Asheville 
— Circle #3, Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. H. B. Croswell, Miss Olive 
Crosswell, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, 
Asheville. 

Pollock, Mr. H. Edwin, Asheville — Eleanor F. 
Barber, Crystal River, Fla., Roy & Helen 
Neely Bennett, Mrs. Katherine F. Short, Mr. 
& Mrs. John C. Hafner, Mr. Harry Blomberg, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Adams, Mr. & Mrs. Walter 
M. Gaston, Mrs. A. G. Bouhuys, Mrs. An- 

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SINCE 1910 



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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXXII 



No. 14 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 




PRESBYTERY VOTES NO TO NEW C0NEESS10N! 




Presbyters gathered in sanctuary of Hendersonville First Presbyterian 
Church for vote on New Confession. 

The Winter meeting of Asheville Presbytery began Mon- 
day night with a stirring sermon by outgoing moderator James 
Skelton. Incoming Moderator William Wing pronounced 
the benediction the following Tuesday afternoon. Between 
these worship events lay history making votes and action by 
commissioners to this court. Matters decided upon by vote 
included the proposed constitutional changes to the Book of 



LITTLE PISGAH CAMP TO BE LEASED 
TO MONTREAT ANDERSON COLLEGE 

Presbytery voted (not unaminously) to lease Camp Little 
Pisgah to Mon treat Anderson College for $1 per year on a 
three year basis. According to President Vaughn, "... the 
college's interest in the camp would be to supplement its 
work in Christian higher education . . " The Congregational 
Resource Committee will have oversight of this arrangement. 
E. A. Anders, camp council chairman, will serve as liason be- 
tween the college and the Presbytery. 



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The Rev. Ron Odum expresses appreciation for splendid and gracious 
Presbytery accomodations. Moderator Wing, Clerks Parks and Rene- 
ager agree. 



Church Order; the change in camping policy for Camp Little 
Pisgah; the adoption of the 1977 Benevolence budget; the 
election of General Assembly commissioners; the new com- 
mittee assignments for 1977; an overture dealing with homo- 
sexuality; and other matters. Elders who attended should 
make a full report after each court meeting to their congrega- 
tions. 

TOM COOK MEMORIAL 
SERVICE PLANNED 

Thomas Erwin Cook, former pastor of Oak Forest Presby- 
terian Church, died on Tuesday, January 18, 1977 in St. 
Joseph's hospital at the age of 52. 

A native of Washington, D. C. he received his M. S. from 
North Carolina State and his Divinity Degree from Union 
Seminary. He was studying towards a second Masters at West- 
ern Carolina University in Psychology when he died. 

Prior to coming to Oak Forest, he served several pastorates 
in Texas, the last being Westminster in Waco. He served as 
Moderator of the Asheville Presbytery and on both Presbytery 
and Synod's committees. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Norma Brake Cook, and four 
sons, Erwin, at UNC-A; Stephen, at Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege; Gordon and Vance, students at Enka High School. 

Services were held at Oak Forest at 3:00 P.M. on January 
20, 1977. Asheville Presbytery pastors served as honorary pall- 
bearers. 

A special MEMORIAL service is planned for April 12, 
1977 during the time Asheville Presbytery meets at Franklin 
Church. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February 1977 



WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH NEWS 

by Ann Renegar 

Do you believe God answers prayer? 
The staff of the conference does, and 
I, personally, am convinced of it! 

The Theme for the conference is, 
"Their Souls Did Magnify the Lord." 
The Bible study will be on the Women 
of the Bible. Our Bible Leaders will 
be Dr. and Mrs. Arnold (Ida Stone) 
Poole, of Sarasota, Florida. Their pre- 
sentations will not l^e lectures alone, 
but will include monologues, discus- 
sions, etc. These are two very capable 
teachers and Christian leaders. 

There will be helpshops for officers, 
and one in particular that will be of 
great help will be for the White Cross 
Chairman. Mrs. Margaret Montgomery, 
newly appointed head of this office in 
Atlanta will teach this class. 

The music this year will be under the 
direction of the Rev. Lardner Moore, 
evangelistic mission from Osaka, Japan. 
His wife, Mollie, will teach a class on 
Missions. 

There will be many interesting classes 
and helpshops. You will learn more 
about the Conference at the Presbyterial 
meeting in April, and also from your 
local president. 

Plan now to attend - Weekend Con- 
ference, June 11, 12; Week Conference, 
June 13-17 at Montreat. Support these 
conferences with your prayers, and with 
your attendance. Asheville is always the 
poorest represented of the Presbyterys. 




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Carlisle Hoyt, Education specialist for Ashe- 
ville Presbytery looks at a brand new re- 
source, now available for your church. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

More people to attend Church School 
is the plea throughout the Presbytery 
from most churches. Several churches 
sent out cards to the absent and some 
non-attenders which brought in adults, 
youth and children. Other churches 
have used the telephone for encour- 
aging deliquent members or non-at- 
tenders and this has added to the means 
of letting people be aware of Church 
School as an important habit. 

Visitation from the church officers and 
WOC is going on regularly in many 
congregations in our own Presbytery 
and results from this is evident in every 
case. One church which has the largest 
attendance has a regular visitation of 
this type going on and their attendance 
has multiplied significantly. Several 
churches, though smaller, also have this 
same pattern of regular visitation, along 



with their show of total concern for the 
person and a desire for them to know 
the Good News. In each case attendance 
in the Church School has grown sub- 
stantially. 

Try some of these, or all of these, meth- 
ods for your Church School and Even- 
ing Fellowships and with prayer, we are 
sure you can meet with blessing in the 
effort and fruit in your work. 

Rolling Vespers is a grand program and 
method for contacting youth. With lists 
prepared ahead, the cars and routes are 
decided at the beginning of the pro- 
gram time. Then the cars move out with 
the youth to make short calls on the 
other youth. These youth may be 
brought back with them, or invited to 
be ready for a pick-up on the next Sun- 
day. Reports are made back at the 
church and plans to complete the pro- 
cess for those not yet visited are made. 

This plan has net fine results, especial- 
ly if Rolling Vespers is repeated at reg- 
ular intervals with concern shown for 
these youth in between as they are seen. 
Try this. Your youth will enjoy it, be- 
sides it being a fine service. 



DID YOU KNOW . . . 

-that the Presbyterian Church, U.S. 
participates in mission efforts with 14 
partner churches overseas? 

-that our denomination supports 280 
missionaries in 18 countries? 

-that a task force of downtown church- 
es strengthens the urban ministry to- 
ward business professionals, transi- 
ents, and children of working parents? 

-that it is NOT Too LATE for You 
to send in a CHRISTIAN WITNESS 
SEASON offerings? 



Ann Renegar is the wife of The Rev. 
Ed Renegar, pastor of Bryson City Pres- 
byterian. She is the director of the 1977 
Synod Women Conference. 



NOTICE: 

PRAY 

for 

BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE 

Mar. 23-27, 1977 

7:30 P.M Nightly 

3:00 P.M. Sunday 



PLAN NOW FOR EASTER OFFERING 

— Appoint a special Easter Offering Committee (or assign the responsibility to 
one of your existing committees) to begin work planning how the Easter Offering 
can best be promoted in your congregattion. 

— Develop an interpretation and promotion plan, which will include the wor- 
ship, the Christian education program (including children, youth, and other church 
groups) , special events and the family life of your congregation during the Lent- 
en Season. 

— Check with your presbytery office to see what resources and persons may be 
available to help interpret the Easter Offering to your congregation. 

— Be sure that in some way every member of your congregation (whther ac- 
tive or inactive) is given an opportunity to respond to the Easter Offering - by 
congregational letter, a telephone campaign, a visitation plan. 

May the Spirit of Christ move us all to make the 1977 Easter Offering a mighty 
expression of Christ's compassion for ahungry and hurting world. 



February 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS YOUR INVITATION TO JOIN MEMORIAL GIFTS— from page 4 



by 

Lynn Holman 

Grade cards have just come out and 
again several of our children were on 
the honor roll. They include: Marc 
Buhrmaster, Freida Wiggins, Darlene 
Wiggins, Karen Buckner, Karla Buck- 
ner, Cheryl Buhrmast, and Brett Clark- 
son. Marc Buhrmaster was on the 
straight A honor roll. 

Like everyone else in Western North 
Carolina, our children missed a lot of 
school. They used the opportunity to 
do a lot of sledding on our hills, and 
building snowmen. But by the time 

schools reopened, both the children and 
the houseparents were glad for school 
to open again. The cold weather has 
added to the expected operation cost of 
the Home for this year. We appreciate 
your prayers for our needs. 

We want to welcome a new house- 
parent for the high school girls. Miss 
Bev Gilliland joined the staff after 
Christmas. She is from Van Wert, Ohio. 
She has worked with young people pre- 
viously at Fort Wayne Bible College, 
and with the Navigators at Penn State 

and Ohio State Universities. 

i 

The upcoming Billy Graham Crusade 
has the young people and the staff at 
the Home excited and busy. All the 
high school youngsters have been at- 
tending the Christian Life and Witness 
Classes being presented at the Swanna- 
noa Presbyterian Church. As a group, 
the Home will be attending many of 
the Crusade meetings. 

Twelve of our high schoolers attended 
the recent Gatlinburg Missions Confer- 
ence and had a bang-up time. Joining 
them as counselors were houseparents 
Jimmy Bell and Bev Gilliland, along 
with Rev. and Mrs. Billy Joe Martin. 
They enjoyed themselves greatly, and 
appreciated the opportunity to attend. 

February 1976 

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OPERATION ANDREW 

"Andrew . . . first findeth his own 
brother Simon . . . and he brought him 
to Jesus." John 1:40-42 

"OPERATION ANDREW" is a plan 
developed and used in the crusades con- 
ducted by the Billy Graham Team. Its 
purpose is to bring the unconverted 
and unchurched to the meetings by en- 
listing each Christian as an active "An- 
drew." No sermon can win the lost to 
Christ unless they are present to hear 
the message. Many who would not come 
to an ordinary church service will at- 
tend these evangelistic crusades, if in- 
invited. In "Operation Andrew," in- 
dividuals, Sunday School Classes, men, 
women and youth of the church or- 
ganizations, etc. covenant to attend the 
services, with each Christian bringing 
at least one other person who needs 
Christ. 

5 Steps in Operation Andrew 

1. Begin to pray for one to ten people 
you know who have a spiritual need. 

2. Cultivate their friendship. 

3. Bring them to the services. 

4. Encourage them to commit their lives 
to Christ. 

5. Follow them up until they are link- 
ed with the church and becom grow- 
ing, witnessing Christians. 

GATLINBURG MISSION 
CONFERENCE 

a big SUCCESS 
The Asheville presbytery churches 
met with christian from Highlands, 
Holston, Knoxville and Atlanta pres- 
byteries for the 13th annual event. The 
purpose of the Missions Conference 
was: 

1. Present the work of our missionar- 
ies on various fields around the 
world. 

2. SUMMON each of us to total com- 
mitment of our lives to world wide 
evangelism. 

3. CHALLENGE each person to heed 
the Lord's Call to serve Him in 
some manner. 

4. GAVE the opportunity of yielding 
as led by the Holy Spirit to accept 
the Call to some full-time, church 
related vacation either overseas or 
at home. 

IF YOU MISSED this year . . . plan 
now to attend in 1978. Ages for attend- 
ance begin with the High School Fresh- 
man year and go into adulthood. 



Sanders, Miss Ruth, Johnson City, Tenn. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Scott, Mrs. Alice, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas D. Clark, Miss Ruth Hillhouse, Mr. 
& Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Flanagan, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. John E. 
Rufty, Circle No. 2 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Mr. & Mrs. 
James B. Cochran, Mr. & Mrs. W. Lawrence 
Butler, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Nead, Mr. 
& Mrs. M. F. Morrison, Mildred Baier, Mr. 
& Mrs. Stephen Plowman, Hendersonville. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. 
George T. Walker, Auburn, Ala. Edna and 
Joe Lane, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Mr. Howard 
Jenks, St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Sid- 
ney L. Scott, Lewiston, N. Y. Dorothy 
Merino, Vi Daigler, Blanche Downs, Paul 
Powell, Lucy Mastromatteo, Niagara Plant 
of Union Carbide's Carbon Products Divi- 
sion, Manager's Department of Union Car- 
bide's Carbon Products Division, Niagara 
Falls, N. Y. 

Scott, Mrs. Fannie C. Davis, Greenville, SC — 

Elizabeth H. McManus, Asheville. 

Scott, Miss Gail, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan 
C. Hunter, Brevard. 

Scroggs, Mrs. Frances Smathers, Canton — 

Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Hawkins and Amy, Greens- 
boro, NC. Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, 
Lake Junaluska, Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. 
Edward Conley, Mr. & Mrs. Wiley Harkens, 
Mrs. Olive Cothran, Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Quak- 
enbush, Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Foster & Family, 
Canton. 

Singley, Mrs. L. K., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
H. B. Kelly, Mrs. J. R. Sandlfer, Mrs. Ronald 
G. MacDonald, Miss Maggie Good, Mr. & 
Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Miss Rosalie Hassell, 
Mrs. Walter O. Allen, Mrs. Walter Pike, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Lewis D. 
Mitchell, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. William Mc- 
Kay, Flat Rock. 

Sitton, Mr. Howard, Asheville — Lucille Wilson, 
Etowah. 

Sonderland, Mrs. Dorothy, Jersey City, N. J. 

— Perry and Nina Allison, Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Rebecca S. Kolman, Brevard. 

Spencer, Miss Carrie, Asheville — Mrs. R. Alex- 
ander White, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Coleman, 
Mrs. Samuel R. Goldman, Asheville. 

Sylvan, Mrs. Anne, Asheville — Mary Rosa Her- 
shaw, Asheville. 

Tabor, Mr. Clyde, Jr., Bryson City— Sue S. 

Lyday, Asheville. 

Thrower, Miss Nell, Troy, Ala. — Mrs. L. B. 
Prince, Hendersonville. 

Tollison, Mr. William, Greenville, SC — Mrs. 
J. R. Sandifer, Miss Elizabeth Randolph, 
Hendersonville. 

Trent, Mr. Roy L., Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard J. Runnion, Fletcher, Mrs. Martha 
Morgan, Weaverville. 

Tucker, Mrs. Ruth J. — Dr. & Mrs. Alan R. 

Brown, Clyde. 
Waldrop, Mr. Frank, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Walker, Mr. Henry, Kinston, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
H. F. Callaway, Jr., Mrs. Jackie McLean, 
Kinston, NC. 

Ward, Carol Justus, Tuxedo, NC — Regina 
Pressley Patty, Hendersonville. 

West, Mrs. Nanna Shepherd, Hendersonville — 

Mrs. L. B. Prince, Hendersonville. 

Whitman, Mrs. N. B., Asheville — Mrs. R. L. 
Slade, Asheville. 

Wright, Miss Rebecca, Spartanburg, SC — Mrs. 
W. E. Norteman, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Allen, Mrs. Leonard B. Barber, Sr., Mrs. 
J. M. Foster, Hendersonville. 



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February 197' 



Bailey, Mrs. Rosa, Cleveland, Tenn. — Mr. & 

Mrs. William R. Anderson, Sr., Hattiesburg, 
Miss. 

Bartlett, Mr. Lester, Hendersonville — Lucille 
Wilson, Etowah. 

Becker, Mrs. H. C, Asheville — Board of Trus- 
tees, Presbyterian Home for Children, Black 
Mountain, Mrs. R. E. McClure, Mr. & Mrs. 
C. J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 

Beebe, Mrs. Margaret, Kalamazoo, Mich. — 
Ralph & Hazel Beebe, Tom & Maxine 
Beebe, Stuart & Barbara Beebe, Roger & 
Ruth Beebe, Asheville. 

Bell, Miss Mary, Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. J. R. 
Sandifer, Mrs. Walter Klabunde, Henderson- 
ville. 

Bell, Mrs. Olin, Sylva, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. Ned Morris, Asheville. 

Boone, Mr. Boyce C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jerry B. Holladay, Asheville. 

Borensen, Mrs. Anne, St. Petersburg, Fla. — 
Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Boyer, Mr. Howard E., Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert E. Brown, Asheville. 

Bright, Mrs. B. M., Greensboro, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Bright, Miss Shirley, Hendersonville — Mrs. I. 
H. Pearce, Hendersonville. 

Bryson, Mrs. Thad, Jr., Bryson City, N. C. — 
Felix & Nell Potts, Bryson City. 

Byas, Mr. Harry E., Asheville — Nellie C. Owen- 
by, Asheville. 

Byers, Jane Reece, St. Petersburg, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. George W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 

Caldwell, Mrs. Maizie McCracken, Clyde, N. 
C. — Rupert & Joy Hargette, Waynesville. 

Carpenter, Dr. Walter W., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Danny Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Louis 
Johnson, Pisgah Forest, Miss Rosalie Has- 
sell, Hendersonville. 

Clarke, Mrs. Lavis Greg, Brevard — Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville Brevard. 

Compton, Mrs. M. A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
M. Graham Price, Asheville. 

Cook, Rev. Thomas E., Asheville — Miss 
Carlisle Hoyt, Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Demp- 
sey, Jr., Troop 120 Boy Scouts of America, 
Asheville, Helen I. Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. 
William S. Embler, Oak Forest Church, 
Asheville, Mr. & Mrs. Wofford A. Fos- 
ter, Tryon, Mr. & Mrs. John Dillingham, 
Mrs. J. F. Garland, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 
A. Furness, Jr., Enka, Mr. & Mrs. John 
Caldwell, Mr. & Mrs. Claude Holcombe, 
Candler, Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie Klein, Waco, 
Texas. 

Donaldson, Mr. T. Q. — E. R. Donaldson, 
Etowah, N. C. 

Dudley, Mrs. D. W., Asheville — Sue S. Lyday, 
Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas E. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sum- 
ner, Sr., Mrs. Paul Stark, North Asheville 
Community Club, Women of Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 2, Nanine 
Iddings, Mrs. Sue W. Reusing, Mrs. Alfred 
Screuber, Lacy Young, Mrs. Love Gudger, 



memorial (&\ftB 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Mrs. Beatrice Crowell, Lanier Literary Club, 
Mrs. Roland J. Whitmire, Mr. & Mrs. T. 
Edmund Whitmire, Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, 
Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Asheville, Mr. 
& Mrs. John E. Wolfe, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Eastes, Dr. John W., Brevard — Don & Rae 
Stoneback, Mr. & Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. O. Davidson, Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Mr. & Mrs. Duncan C. Hunter, Miss 
Jane Darnell, Mr. & Mrs. G. T. Spicer, Mr. 
& Mrs. Richard Gustafson, Mrs. Rush G. 
Allison, Brevard, Mrs. Clarence F. Allison, 
Sr., Mrs. Mary A. Johnson, Mr. William J. 
Fleming, Jr., Pisgah Forest, Mrs. Grant D. 
Reed, Sarasota, Fla., Friends of Janet 
Eastes, Rand McNally Publishing Company, 
Skokie, Illinois. 

Faulds, Mr. George R. Sr., Hendersonville — 

Dr. Paul E. Hill, Flat Rock, N. C. 

Fisher, Mr. Howard, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 

Floyd, Mr. J. David, Montreat — WOC Montreat 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. William Carpen- 
ter, Montreat, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert C. Wilson, 
St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Lee Bost, Winston 
Salem, Lee & Helen Roberts, Denver, 
Colorado, Michael Surratt, Bessie Briggs 
Surratt, Lexington, N. C, Mr. & Mrs. Don 
Ingwersen, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Dorothy 
Bolle, Clearwater, Fla. 

Gordon, Mrs. Wilbur A., New Albany, Indiana 
— Mrs. David H. Perry, Mrs. David Hilde- 
brand, Asheville. 

Groebler, Mrs. Leah, Pottsdam, N. Y. — Mrs. 
L. B. McDonald, Hendersonville. 

Hall, Mrs. Eric, Asheville — Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Cecil Clay- 
ton, Mrs. Grace C. Maness, Christine H._ 
Glenn, Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lan- 
ning, Mrs. Ralph M. Nelson, Mrs. R. L. 
Slade, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Ramsey, Mr. & Mrs. 
Edwin C. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. James Mc- 
Daris, Mr. & Mrs. William E. Broome, Jr., 
Mr. D. William Brosnan, Asheville, Mrs. 
Delores R. Broome, David E. Broome, Lei- 
cester, N. C, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Plank 
III, Louisville, Ky. 

Hancock, Mrs. Floyd, Asheville — The Scho- 
field Family, Arlington Heights, III. 

Harris, Marian Barker, Asheville — Women of 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Paul Ford, Asheville. 

Haverstadt, Mrs. James, Nashville, Tenn. — 
Miss Rosalie Hassell, Hendersonville. 

Healey, Judy, Etowah — Mr. & Mrs. Danny 
Johnson, Pisgah Forest, North Mutchmore 
Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Herndon, Mrs. C. E., Bostic, N. C. — Susan 
Cummins, Asheville. 

Hinkley, Mrs. C. M., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
M. R. Whisenhunt, Waynesville, Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald E. Morrow, Hendersonville. 



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Hoyt, Mrs. S. Browne, Montreat — WOC Mon- 
treat Presbyterian Church, Friendship Pres 
byterian Church, Montreat. 

Iverson, Dr. Daniel, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 

George F. Stowell, Alice H. McDonald, Mr 
& Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
E. Smith, Men's Bible Class, First Presby- 
terian Church, Miss Elizabeth Randolph, Mr 
& Mrs. M. F. Morrison, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer 
Mrs. H. B. Kelly, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. 8 
Mrs. Ansley Cope, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph L 
Owen, Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr., Mr. 8 
Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. Raymonc 
Beyer, Miss Rosalee Hassell, Henderson- 
ville, Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. William 
McKay, Flat Rock, Mr. & Mrs. A. F. Kimsey 
Arden, Col. & Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Ashe- 
ville. 

Jackson, Miss Betty Low — Mrs. Frances 
Grayson Miller, Asheville. 

Justice, Mr. Calvin, Arden — Mrs. I. H. Pearce 
Miss Maggie Good, Hendersonville. 

Kimball, Mr. W. Montgomery, Hendersonville— 
Miss Rosalie Hassell, Hendersonville. 

Kirby, Mrs. F. E., Darlington, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. O. Davidson, Brevard, N. C. 

Kiser, Mrs. Ted C, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs 
Leonard Barber, Jr., Mrs. Walter Pike, Hen- 
dersonville, Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. I 

Kuykendall, Miss Rachel, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. 
J. M. Good, Sr., Mr. &. Mrs. Raymond 
Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Mastin, Mrs. James T., Asheville. — Christine 
H. Glenn, Mr. & Mrs. Cline Roberts & 
Rickie, 3-M S. S. Class, W. Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Miller, 
Asheville. Mr. &. Mrs. Richard Mclntyre, 
Candler. Senior Youth Group of West Ashe 
ville Presbyterian Church. 

Matheson, Mrs. Nora M., Asheville — Mrs. Al 
bert F. Kimsey, Arden. 

Mattson, Adella, Brevard — Mrs. Stella B. Mc 
Keown, Brevard. 

McClure, John M., Waynesville — Judge 
Charles McDaris Family, Waynesville. 

McCurry, Mrs. Faye, Burnsville — Mr. &. Mrs 
Everette Scroggs, Canton. 

McGill, Mrs. Waldo, Clover, SC— Mr. & Mrs 
George F. Stowell, Hendersonville. 

Morse, Mr. Sam, Asheville — Circle No. 3 of 
Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Norman, Mr. Lee, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Patterson, Mrs. Lula, Asheville — Mr. &. Mrs. 
George L. Lowry, Mr. &. Mrs. Newman Lock- 
wood, Mrs. Eulala S. Campbell, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Dean, Hendersonville. 

Peasley, Miss Hazel, Asheville — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Mrs. R. L. 
Slade, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, Mr. 
& Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Mr. & Mrs. George 
L. Lowry, Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Hayes, Sr., Mr. 
& Mrs. W. L. Hayes, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. E. D. 
Lewis, Jr., Asheville. 

Pollock, Mr. H. Edwin, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles R. Baskerville, Jr., Asheville. Beulah 
R. Dickson, Champaign, III. Mrs. Hazel J. 
Campbell, Nashville, Tenn. 

Purvis, Mr. William, Phoenix, Ariz. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. John M. 
Griswold, Hendersonville. 

Revis, Mr. Oscar, Hendersonville — Lucille Wil- 
son, Etowah. 

Rhoades, Mrs. Verne, Sr., Asheville — Alma 
Hawthorne, Asheville. 

Rufty, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Mrs. J. R. 
Sandifer, Mrs. H. B. Kelly, Mr. & Mrs. 
George F. Stowell, Hendersonville. 

Russell, Mr. John, Asheville — The William E. 
Hipp Family, Charlotte. 

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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXXIII 



No. 15 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 



March 1977 




Presbyterian Urged To 

"REACH OUT" Through 

Delegations ! 

WHAT IS A DELEGATION? 

A delegation is a group of 20 or more 
persons who plan to attend the Crusade 
together. Hopefully at least half of the 
persons within a group are unchurched 
'and have been brought by concerned 
Christians. Tickets are provided to en- 
able the Delegation to sit in the reserved 
seating area. All delegation tickets are 
good for either the Civic Center Arena or 
the Closed Circuit television areas. Your 
delegation will be seated in the best seats 
available at the time of arrival. 

WHY PLAN A DELEGATION? 

A delegation is the natural result of 
Operation Andrew . . concerned Chris- 
tians praying for specific individuals. 
Experience has shown that in a Crusade 
this united church effort is the most 
effective means of bringing people to 
hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. When an 
unchurched person attends the Crusade 
in a delegation and responds to the in- 
vitation to receive Christ, the follow-up 
is natural to the church with whom the 
individual has come to the Crusade. 
Your invitation, ticket, transportation, 
and friendship may be instrumental in 
bringing this person into growth in 
Christ through affiliation with your 
church. 

HOW TO PLAN A DELEGATION 

• Select a Delegation/Operation An- 

drew leader (if your church has 
not already done so) . 

• Plan your delegation for each night 

with specific groups within your 
church in charge of the delegation. 
Youth groups should be emphasized 
on Youth Nights - Thursday and 
Saturday. 

• Emphasize group travel by bus. 

(continued on p. 2) 



Western North Carolina Billy Graham Crusade 

ASHEVILLE CIVIC CENTER 
Nightly 7:30 - - - Sunday 3:00 

MARCH 23-27 

Why Are We Having This Crusade? 
Because we feel that while many people are talk- 
ing about the problems of our world, very few 
present adequate solutions. 

We believe God has provided answers to man's 
deepest problems. In Jesus Christ, men can have 
a new birth, a new beginning! 
We invite our friends and neighbors and the 
whole community to join us, to share what we 
have experienced: 

• that God is real 

• that Jesus Christ is alive 

• that His Spirit is at work in the world — 
turning men from fear to faith, from guilt 
to freedom, from boredom to purpose, 
from hate to love! 

What Are The Objectives? 

During this Crusade, with its preparation and 

follow-up, we have three major objectives: 

• to present Jesus Christ winsomely to every 
person in this area, that each may know 
who He is, what He did, why He came, 
and have opportunity to make an intelli- 
gent response to His claims 

• to contribute to the strengthening of life and fellowship of our churches 

• to encourage Christians to become more involved in the needs of individuals 
and of our community 

What is The Basis of Cooperation? 

We welcome to partnership in the Crusade all our brothers and sisters in Christ, 

all who are committed to the Biblical message: 

• that Jesus Christ came in the flesh (1 John 4:2) 

• that God is Christ, reconciling the world to Himself (2 Cor. 5:19-21) 

• that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day accord- 
ing to the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:1-4) 

• that we are saved by grace through faith, and as a result enter into a new 
life-style of obedience to God and of love and service to God and man (Eph. 
2:8-10, 1 John 4:19-21) 




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Presbyterian Church groups may get reserved seating 
as a group by phoning the Crusade Office: Parkway 
Office Building Telephone Asheville 254-0886. 

You are URGED to go as a group and sit together . . . 
Many of our churches plan to share buses and cars for 
this event. 



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March 1977 



Christian Witness Season 

THOUGHTS On Putting Your Money 
Where Your MOUTHINARY is! 



"In the book of Genesis there is a 
terrible story about the murder of Abel 
by his brother, Cain. After Cain has 
done the awful deed, God confronts Cain 
with the question: "Where is Abel, your 
brother?" Cain responds with callous in- 
difference: "Am I my brother's keep- 
er?" Cain wanted to defend his belief 
that he was only responsible for himself. 
We read that story and wonder how any- 
one could be so cruel. We are sure that 
we would never do such a thing. 

To respond to the call of Christ is to 
say the world has a claim on us. Our 
Lord taught that to whom much is giv- 
en, much is expected. We have been 
entrusted with much and must look ser- 
iously at the claims of the world on 
what we have. By contributing to the 
Christian Witness Season offering you 
will have a chance to affirm your soli- 
darity with brothers and sisters in Mis- 
sion Work over the world taking ser- 
iously the GREAT COMMISSION. 
(Mat. 28:19-20) . Our dollars will go to 
buy food for the hungry, sight for the 
hungry, sight for the blind, healing for 
the sick and good news for the poor. 
Are we our brothers and sisters keeper? 

Borrowed from March '77 issue of Grace 
Covenant Concerns 



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others in North Carolina. If your church 
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YOUTH NIGHT 

Saturday 
March 19th 



EVIE TORNQUIST 




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CALVIN TAYLOR 



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with special guests: 

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7:30 PM 

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Auditorium (Overflow) 
ALL SEATS FREE 



Women of ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

by Margaret Patton 

The annual meeting of the Asheville 
Presbytery WOC will occur at Oak For- 
est Church on April 13th and April 14, 
1977. 

Mrs. Silas Vaughn, president, annouced 
that Dr. Carswell Hughes will be guest 
speaker for all meetings. Hughes is pas- 
tor of First Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte. Program will feature the choir 
from Montreat-Anderson College. 

Supper at 6 P.M. on April 13 will be 
$2.00. Lunch on April 14 will be $1.50. 
Make your reservations through your 
local WOC president. 

Mrs. George Klick will present birth- 
day objective for May 1977. Mrs. War- 
ren Loftis needs your White Cross quota 
by April 18, along with postage. Mrs. 
F. E. Baker (Margaret) your new WOC 
Treasurer reminds you to send checks 
and correspondence to P.O. Box 6904 — 
Asheville, N.C. 28806. 

Council members are reminded of your 
meeting on Wednesday 5:00 P.M. prior 
to the annual meeting. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Books in the DCE's Office are here to 
serve the churches of Presbytery. So 
they are for loan for all the members or 
organizations. These resources usually 
are samples for examination to see if 
this study or book would be one desired 
in that situation. 



If this book on loan seems to meet the 
need of that person, class or group, then 
the church can purchase the item from 
the proper source. There are many books I 
and kits also for resources for youth, 
study, teacher training, handwork, etc. 
Ask or come see for sources you may need 
in the office. 

Members are encouraged to return these 
books and resources back to the DCE's 
Office of Presbytery within a month to 
six weeks so that others in the 35 church- 
es will not be hindered in their quest 
for aids in programs and plans. 

If a church doesn't need an item for 
longer than the month or six weeks for 
the actual committee planning, youth 
study or class unit, then they are wel- 
come to just use the book borrowed 
from Presbytery Office. 

The Presbytery Offices are here to 
serve you, so come and get what you 
need. 

PRESBYTERY OFFICE 

40 Church St. 

Asheville, N.C. 

704 258-8143 



March 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

McKenzie adds CULTURE to 
ATHLETICS at Home! 




Supt. McKenzie sings "Old Rugged Cross" 
solo for Board of Trustees meeting. Accom- 
panied on new organ by Brenda Clarkson. 

The Home has just recently received 
a gift of a new chord organ for the chil- 
dren to use. This was donated by a 
friend who wanted to do something out 
of the ordinary for the children. Ms. 
Doris Wilson, relief housemother, is 
teaching the children to play it. Several 
of the children played the organ for the 
board members at the February board 
meeting. Mr. McKenzie kept a promise 
to the children by singing while they 
played. 

The children at the Home attended 
the Ringling Brothers Circus at the 
Asheville Civic Center in February. 
They were very excited about the op- 
portunity to go, and enjoyed themselves. 
Their favorite part of the program seem- 
ed to be the high wire acts and the ani- 
mal trainers. 

The older boys have been busy prun- 
ing the apple trees in our orchard to 
improve the crop for this year. The ap- 
ples are used all year as Mrs. Haynes, 
the dietician uses them to make apple- 
sauce, and apple butter and the children 
eat them for snacks. 

The children will be leaving on Eas- 
ter vacation on April 5. They will be 
returning on April 11. The children 
look forward to this opportunity to 
spend time with relatives or friends. 



MONTREAT ANDERSON NEWS 

Miss Barbara Mosher Hersey of Cha- 
pel Hill joins the faculty of Montreat-An- 
derson College as an instructor in his- 
tory. She will be replacing the Rev. 
Donald Munson, who has been appoin- 
ted Director of Development for the 
college. 

Miss Hersey completed her undergrad- 
uate work in history and anthropology 
at Wake Forest University. She com- 
pleted some graduate work at Wake For- 
est, but transferred and received her ad- 
vanced degree, an M.A. in college teach- 
ing with a history concentration, from 
the University of North Carolina at Cha- 
pel Hill. 

While studying at Wake Forest, Miss 
Hersey served as a research assistant as 
the North Carolina Baptist Historical 
Collection at Wake Forest and as a res- 
idence assistant. 

Her teaching experience includes a 
summer in Taos, N.M. at the Wake 
Forest Archaeology Field School, and 
three summer sessions of teaching at 
Rockingham Community College. 

While at UNC-Chapel Hill, Miss Her- 
sey served as assistant residence director 
for two years and received the Chan- 
cellor's Award for her services to the 
students in that position. She was a 
member of the Society of Janus, the 
UNC honorary society for outstanding 
service to students, and an honorary 
member of the Order of St. Andrew, 
given for student-oriented work at Hen- 
derson College. 

Miss Hersey is also a member of the 
Chapel Hill Bible Church and is active 
in the Intervarsity Christian Fellow- 
ship. 

Her memberships include the Ameri- 
can Historical Society, the N. C. His- 
torical Society, the American College 
Personnel Association and the N. C. 
Housing Officers Association. 



Missionary Event — PAUL ALEXAN- 
DER'S to come 

Sunday April 3, 1977 will be MIS- 
SION EMPHASIS day at Oak Forest 
Presbyterian church according to Elder 
Jerry Hill. Also the Rev. Dr. Paul 
Alexander will preach on Sunday morn- 
ing. Special events are being planned 
by the church. Visitors are urged to 
come and meet the family from the 
mission field. 



BREVARD CHURCH 
Calls NEW Pastor 

At a congregational meeting on Sun- 
day Morning March 13, 1977 The Rev. 
Jerry Robinson was voted by Brevard 
Davidson River Church to be extended 
a call as the Church pastor. Robinson 
will probably be examined at the April 
12 meeting of Presbytery. If the "way 
be clear" Robinson and his family will 
begin their pastoral ministry in early 
June. He presently serves as associate 
pastor at First Presbyterian Church in 
Aiken, S. C. Robinson was elected 
Moderator of Congaree Presbytery at the 
Winter 1977 meeting. 

MEMORIAL GIFTS— from page 4 

Scott, Mrs. Charles, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

& Mrs. Kenneth Clark, Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, First Presbyterian Church Sewing 
Group, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Clyde 
W. Wilkinson, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Scroggs, Mrs. Frances, Canton — The Rev. & 
Mrs. John Parse, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, 
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert K. Watts, Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert B. Patterson, Jr., Canton. 

Sessler, Mrs. 0. M., Tampa, Fla. — Fred, Nelle, 
June Muse, Asheville. 

Shields, Mrs. Minnie, Franklin — Macon Coun- 
ty Supply Co., Inc., Franklin. 

Shumate, Doris, Prescott, Ariz. — Taylor Bible 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Circle £6 of West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. 

Singley, Mrs. L. K., Hendersonville — Mrs. Wil- 
liam B. Schorr, Winnsboro, S. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. Buel Johns, Marietta, Ga. Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. 
Clark, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Mrs. Wal- 
ter Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, 
Jr., Primary Department of First Presbyteri- 
an Church, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. 
& Mrs. Boyd B. Massagee, Jr., Mrs. Ralph 
S. Crawford, Circle #11 of First Presbyteri- 
an Church, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Jones, Mrs. 
C. F. Stonecipher, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Usher, 
Hendersonville. 

Sowell, Admiral J. C, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunningham, Sylva. 

Spencer, Miss Carrie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Allen T. Morrison, Asheville. 

Stanmyre, Mrs. E. J., Canton — Mrs. M. G. 
Stamey, Waynesville. 

Teague, Mr. H. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. R. Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. Graham Price 
and Leslie, Asheville. 

Vaughn, Mr. Charles H., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. P. E. Garver, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Allen, Hendersonville. 

West, Mrs. Nanna S., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

White, Mr. J. Colvin, Asheville — Mary Jane 
Pegram, Nelle and Jennie Creasman, Mr. 
& Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Miss Agnes 
Simpson, Miss Zula McCormac, Miss Willie 
McCormac, Miss Helen Field, Frances B. 
Elliott, Miss Ruth I. Brown, Otela Bryson, 
Miss Rosa Low, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Daniels, 
Inquirers Class of Central United Method- 
ist Church, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. E. P. 
White, Orlando, Fla. Eugene and Ruth, 
Hines, Leicester. Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Lashley, 
Clearwater, Fla. 

Wiley, Mr. Grover Cleveland, Sr., Brevard — 
Mr. Thomas L. Watson, Brevard. 

Witherspoon, Mr. Hugh, Mayesville, S. C. — 
Lucille Wilson, Etowah. 

Wohlfiel, Sandy, Milwaukee, Wise. — Phone 
Girls of Phil Mechanic Construction Co., 
Asheville. 

Wright, Miss Rebecca McFall. Spartanburg, 
S. C. — Mrs. F. B. Cudd, Brevard. Mrs. 
Horace B. Bryant, Hendersonville. 



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March 1977 



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Almlof, Woodruff, La Grange, Ml. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Donald McKinstry, Hendersonville. 
Bright, Miss Shirley, Hendersonville — Mrs. 

William B. Schorr, Winnsboro, S, C. 

Brown, Mrs. Maude, Asheville — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 
1, Hester & Dick Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas G. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde R. 
Duckett, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Ben H. Clark, 
Weaverville. 

Brown, Mr. Thomas K., Black Mountain — Mrs. 
Lawrence E. Brown, Bill, Bob & Jack, Mr. & 
Mrs. William L. Wheelon, Black Mountain. 
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Landry, Houston, 
Texas. 

Cady, Mrs. Clyde, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas N. Renshaw, Mrs. Walter Carpen- 
ter, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. M. F. 
Morrison, Circle No. 2, Hendersonville Pres- 
byterian Church, Hendersonville. 

Chapman, Mr. Edward D., Waynesville — Mr. 
Howard A. Warren, Asheville. 

Close, Mrs. Lois, Bryson City, N. C. — Presby- 
terian Adult Class, Bryson City, N. C. 

Coleman, Mrs. R. L. Lake City, S. C. — Velma 
& Lawrence Blair, Hendersonville. 

Coleman, Mr. William, Asheville — Mr. R. Hol- 
mes Sawyer, Mrs. Joseph B. Greene, Mr. 
& Mrs. James Woollcott, The Asheville 
Board of Realtors, Mr. & Mrs. E. K. Hobbs, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Campbell, 
Gainesville, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. E. C. Coleman, 
Weaverville. Mrs. E. W. Brunson, Jr., Ches- 
ter, S. C. Mrs. Basil R. Howell, Leicester, 
N. C. 

Cook, Rev. Thomas E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus M. Devlin, Personnel of St. Joseph's 
Hospital, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. S. F. Moore, 
Waco, Texas. Luther & Jimmie Dean Paris, 
Wayne & Edward, Candler. 

Dudiey, Mrs. D. W., Asheviiie — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard Warren, Mrs. James Gudger Baker, 
Mr. & Mrs. Roy C. Bennett, Asheville. Mrs. 
Mary W. Thomas, Lufkin, Texas. Mr. & 
Mrs. Ben R. Pless, Arden, N. C. 

Eastes, Dr. John W., Brevard — Mrs. F. B. 
Cudd, Mr. & Mrs. L. C. Poor, Mr. Thomas 
L. Watson, Mr. & Mrs. James L. Hefler, 
May H. Mattson, Brevard, N. C, Mr. & Mrs. 
James L. Blue, Sarasota, Fla., Members of 
Circle No. 5, Mr. & Mrs. G. B. Wheeler, Jr., 
Pisgah Forest, N. C. Wayland M. Burgess, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Dusen- 
bury, Spartanburg, S. C. Kathleen R. Lyons, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Elkins, Mr. Kelly, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 
Lamb, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. John Dilling- 
ham, Enka. 

Engelhart, Mrs. Velda Jones, Waynesville — 
Adult Sunday School Class, Waynesville 
Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Floyd, Mr. John David, Montreat — Mrs. Vera 
B. Norman, Winston-Salem, N. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. John R. Ryan, Wilmette, III. 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Foley, Mr. D. C, Sr., New Orleans, LA.— Col. 

P. H. Waggoner, Hendersonville. 
Fortenberry, Mrs. Lela, Cherryville, N. C. — 

Women of Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur Painter, Sylva, N. C. 
Fuller, Mrs. T. R., Durham — Mr. & Mrs. P. K. 

Ferree, Cherokee. 
Freeman, Mr. S. R., Pickens, S. C. — Circle ft 

3, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Miss 

Olive Croswell, Asheville. 
George, Mrs. Helen, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Greer, Mr. Coy J., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Gregg, Mr. William M., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. James H. McDuffie, Mr. & Mrs. John 

L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Hancock, Mrs. Floyd, Asheville — Woman's 

Club of Asheville. 
Hardin, Mrs. Frank D., Columbia, S. C. — Miss 

June E. Scroggs, Canton, N. C. 
Hayes, Mr. Floyd B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Sam Patton, Mr. & Mrs. George Simpson, 

Circle ft 1, West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 

Healey, Miss Judy, Etowah — Mrs. Ben Evans, 
Asheville. 

Heazel, Mr. Francis, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Warren Cole, Asheville. 

Hemphill, Mr. Tom, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Canton. 

Hodges, Mrs. Charles, Jacksonville, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. William Milne, Men of Canton Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, 
Canton. 

Howell, Miss M. Saida, Asheville — Miss Annie 
Westall, Eva Clark, Robert Turnbull, Nelle 
& Jennie Creasman, The Swann Family, 
Women's Bible Class, First Presbyterian 
Church, Cora Bryson, Mrs. Helen McChes- 
ney, Miss Agnes Simpson, Mrs. H. B. Cros- 
well, Miss Olive Croswell, Emil Medicus, 
Mrs. Helen A. Futrell, C. E. Young, Miss 
Helen Field, Miss Jamie Bryan, Miss 
Pauline Hood, Beth Radford, Miss Sybil 
Spratt, Mrs. J. W. Henderson, Mrs. J. O. 
Hendrix, Mrs. J. A. Marshall, Mrs. Louise 
Melton, Mrs. Jennie Randall, Mr. & Mrs. 
Hugh Lamb, Grace Y. Osborne, Dorothy 
Young, Circle #2, First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. Joseph & Anna Mitchener, Mrs. 
J. B. Graham, Miss Hilda H. Higgins, 
Weaverville. H. W. Haden, Candler. Mrs. 

F. W. Hodgkinson, Highlands. Mr. & Mrs. 

G. Locke Morgan, Mrs. Z. F. Curtis, Char- 
lotte. Ada L. Rice, Bradenton, Fla. Mrs. 
Charles F. Ritz, Miamisburg, Ohio. 

Hoyt, Mrs. S. Browne, Montreat — The Rev. & 

Mrs. William H. Marquis, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. 
Hulrne, Mr. Richard S., Asheville — Circle #3, 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas G. Johnson, Mrs. R. L. Slade, 

Asheville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 

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complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Iverson. Dr. Daniel, Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Gene & Jeanne Usher, Mr. 
& Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Lewis D. Mitchell, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Larry McKay, Flat Rock. 

Kimball, Mr. W. Montgomery, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Davis, Concord, Ohio. 

Kiser, Mrs. Ted, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ben T. King, Kingsport, Tenn. 

Kooles, Mrs. Ruth, Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 
Hugh Lamb, Women's Bible Class, Oak 
Forest Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Mitchell Gaddy, Dr. & Mrs. W. C. Mathis, 
Jr., Dorothy M. Fyock, Frances McD Har- 
rill. Bell Distributing Co., Asheville. Lt. Col. 
& Mrs. James Studer, Arlington, Va. Mr. 
& Mrs. B. H. Laughridge, Jr., Henderson- 
ville. John & Chris Gilmore, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas A. Furness, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John 
Dillingham, Enka. John & Doris Foote, 
Ridge, Md. Desmond & Norma Hussey, 
Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. J. O. Williams, Ar- 
den. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie. Black 
Mountain, Board of Trustees, Children's 
Home, Black Mountain. 

Lindley, Mr. Arthur A., Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Schmidt, Brevard. Sallie Vicente, St. Louis, 
Mo. Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Clark, Creve 
Cour, Mo. 

Lunsford, Mrs. Ruby Lovingood, Asheville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Patton, Asheville. 

Mastin, Mr. James T., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard Warren, Asheville. 

Matheson, Mrs. Nora, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
George A. Matheson, Circle #5 of First 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

McCurry, Fay, Burnsville — Bess Lewis, Burns- 
ville. 

McKeever, Mr. Hobart, Murphy — Dr. & Mrs. 
Paul Hill, Paul Hill, Jr., Kathryn Hill, Flat 
Rock. 

Neill, Mr. Ben, Cherryville, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Owens, Col. G. R., Asheville — Mrs. Mary 
Kearly, Mrs. Lucille Britt, Miss Aileen Hamil- 
ton, Asheville. 

Patton, Mr. Harry, Brevard — Mrs. Ada Allison, 
Pisgah Forest. 

Peasley, Miss Hazel E., Asheville — Mrs. J. A. 
Peasley, Loveland, Colo. Mrs. Helen M. 
Peasley, Mrs. H. J. Luetjen, Miss Gertrude 
Brock, Des Moines, la. Mrs. Phila Simmons, 
Harold and Lurlee Gibboney, Molalla, Ore. 
Miss Ina Morton, Miss Irene Morton, In- 
dianola, la. Dr. & Mrs. E. D. Peasley, Mrs. E. 
Elizabeth Manant, Asheville. 

Prestwood, Mr. Albert, Hendersonville — Mr. 
Vernon Johnson, Mr. Leander Johnson, 
Hendersonville. 

Price, Lori, Wendell, N. C. — Circle tf2 of First 
Presbyterian Church. Weaverville. 

Putnam, Miss Marilee, Flint, Mich. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence E. Egeler, Hendersonville. 

Rhoades, Mrs. Verne, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. D. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. Morri- 
son, Asheville. 

Rogers, Mr. Frederick, Asheville — R. E. 
Welcher, Augusta, Ga. Lorene and Lois 
Weaver, Greensboro. Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. 
Devlin, Mrs. Phillip C. Morgan & Debbie, 
Asheville. The Presnell Family, Johnson 
City, Tn. 

Ross, Mr. C. R., Asheville — Mr. C. A. Ross, 
Decatur, Ga. Sallie & Travis Leverett, 
Geraldine Davis, Mr. W. Phillip Shattuck, 
Circle fi1 of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. J. A. Bailey, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Alvert Harris. Canton. Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Marvin Glance, Leicester. Mr. & Mrs. 
C. J. Helton, Mr. A. K. Davis, Jr., Winston- 
Salem. Mrs. Clifford T. Norman, Advance, 
N. C. Harold E. Littleton, Jr., Clemmons, 
N. C. Mr. H. Cowles Bristol, Jr., Statesville, 
N. C. Mrs. Lorantz Ross, Nasheville, N. C. 

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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



IV No. 



* 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 



April 1977 




PRESBYTERY MEETS AT ERANKUN CHURCH 



A new spirit of unity and excitement seemed present at 
the meeting of Asheville Presbytery on Tuesday, April 12, 
1977. The court meeting, convened by Moderator Rev. 
Wm. Wing, took part in a communion service and par- 
ticipated in a memorial ceremony led by Rev. Ronald 
Odum and Rev. William R. Anderson. The special litany 
remembering the Rev. Thomas Erwin Cook included a 
Thanksgiving liturgy. 

Goals for the working year were listed by three of the 
four major executive committees. The Rev. Eichelburger, 
Chairman for Church Related Vocations committee said, 
"Our committee will try to develop and recommend a 
minimum salary package to presbytery by October '77 
meeting. We will develop two colleague groups in presby- 
tery by Jan. 1, 1978.*' Additionally this committee will seek 
to develop a strategy to see that small churches in the 
presbytery have regular pastoral services and begin to sup- 
ply information about financial aid for continuing edu- 
cation to all church professionals in the presbytery. The 
Rev. Jerry Robinson accepted the call to Brevard David- 
son River Church with an effective date in July to begin 
his ministry. Robinson gave a stirring Christian testimony 
and was extended a cordial welcome. The Rev. Leroy Se- 
crest, Chairman of the Congregational Training Commit- 
tee gave an impressive report about the goals and work for 
the Senior High Council, the Camp Council, The Leader 
Education Council and made special mention of the MEN 
OF THE PRESBYTERY meeting on MAY 5, 1977 at 
CAMP PISGAH. Mr. E. A. Andrews indicated plans for 
summer camping programs by Montreat Anderson College 
were ready for publicity and introduced the new resident 
director, Mr. Jake Wetzel. Dr. John Beegle, Chm. for the 
Administration and Promotion Committee presented the 
current audit for Presbytery accounts and listed goals for 
the next few months. The Presbytery approved the elimi- 
nation of all payments for meals at committee meetings 
and voted to cut-back publication of OUR MOUNTAIN 
WORK to only six times per year. The Nominations Com- 
mittee presented names for approval. Dr. John Hillsman 
elder from Montreat Church was elected chairman of the 
Commission on the Minister. Moderator elect is the Rev. 
Billy Joe Martin, pastor of Swannanoa Church. Comments 
and debate on changes in the constitution and voting ac- 
tivity took the major portion of time on Tuesday after- 
noon. Special guest Dr. Jim McChesney, Regional Com- 
municator for Synod of North Carolina brought the bre- 



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thern an up-date on concerns, opinions and requests in 
Presbyterian events. The Summer meeting will be at 
Riceville Presbyterian Church July 12, 1977. Each congre- 
gation should have their elder-commissioner offer a com- 
plete report during the time congregational concerns are 
shared during a worship service. 



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WOMAN APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE 



A woman staff member was 
named the chief executive for 
the Presbyterian Church U.S. 
Friday to fill a new executive 
post created by the General 
Assembly last year. 

The Rev. Patricia Ann Mc- 
Clurg, director of Court Part- 
nership Services, will assume 
the post of administrative di- 
rector, making her the first 
woman to head the denomina- 
tion. 

The 38-year-old minister co- 
ordinator for the Red River 
Synod in Texas before coming 
to Atlanta in 1975. She served 
as assistant pastor of West- 
minster Presbyterian Church 
in Beaumont, Tex., and as- 
sociate pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church In Pasa- 
dena, Tex. 




Rev. Patricia Ann McClurg 

MINISTRY AT HOME 

AN OPEN LETTER 

from: Ervin R. Joslin, Pastor 
Presbyterian Church, Murphy 

Dear Friends, 

On behalf of Carolyn and myself, I would like to ex- 
press my deepfelt gratitude to every member of the 
churches of Asheville Presbytery. Although I have ex- 
pressed my thankfulness in the past on the floor of Presby- 
tery again I would like to say "thank you." I shall never 
forget the love and concern as expressed in the abundant 
gifts which poured in during the first year of Carolyn's 
sickness. That year was the most difficult financially and 
God through all of you supplied our needs. He has con- 
tinued to supply our needs in that we now have a live-in 
babysitter-housekeeper. I can truthfully say that I am 
thankful for this time of personal grief and pain for it has 
been used and will be used to mould my life more as He 
would want it. I thus am becoming more effective in pro- 
claming the love and mercy which He offers through His 
free gift of life in Christ Jesus. 

Carolyn has been given the grace of forgetfulness so that 
she is not experiencing the pain and frustration of not 
being able to be a helpmate and a mother. She still knows 
us when we go to see her but she does not know what day 
of the week, the time of day or the season of the year. 
Carolyn is not in any physical pain now and her existence 
is more tolerable than it was when she was aware of time 
and her surroundings. In this God is so very merciful. 
Carolyn is in room 2703 at Dekalb General Hospital, 
North Decatur, Rd., Decatur, Ga. 



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April 1977 



MINISTERS CLUB MEETS 





The Rev. C. W. Solomon, President of Min- 
ister & Wives Club for Asheville Presbytery. 

A visual presentation of the famous 
Oberamagrau Passion Play promises an 
exciting program time at the Tuesday 
meeting of the Minister & Wives Lunch- 
eon Club. All Presbyterian Ministers, 
wives, widows, guests, etc., are urged to 
come April 19 to Hallmark Cafeteria 
in Asheville at 12:30. The Rev. Phil 
Nicholas will narrate the program. 

The Rev. John Healy is program 
chairman for the Club. Reservations are 
not required. 

YOUTH COUNCIL INTERVIEWS 
APRIL 17TH 

Interview for nomination to Senior 
High Youth Council will be held Sun- 
day, April 17 at 2:30 P.M. in the Fellow- 
ship Hall of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Asheville. Local church pas- 
tor and advisors are asked to encourage 
their youth who have leadership ability 
to attend. Election to the Youth Council 
will be held at the Spring Rally. 



Remember: 

SEMINARY SUNDAY 

April 24, 1977 



APRIL 1977 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, at the 
Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under the Act of 
March 3, 1879. Second Class Postage paid at Weaver- 
ville, N. C. 28787. 

Published Monthly At Weavervlle, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

40 Church Street - - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 287887 

Change of Address Requested 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Shared Approaches is a movement to 
help the churches of several denomina- 
tions involved in it to have a more ef- 
fective overall curriculum for their 
church. Our denomination with 11 other 
Presbyterian, Episcopal, Moravian, 
Church of Christ, etc. Churches are in- 
volved in plans for the new Tract I ma- 
terial and three more to come for choices 
for individual churches. 

To aid in our doing more effective 
planning the Christian Education: 
Shared Approaches has developed guides 
for planning good curriculum choices 
for congregations. One called, Develop- 
ing the Congregation's Educational Pro- 
gram is for those who wish to evaluate 
their own program. This is a fairly sim- 
ple design and is now in the C. E. office 
of Presbytery. Another one called Plan- 
ning for Education in the Congregation 
is a multi-media set is for evaluation of a 
congregations program but also shows 
how a church can add programs to their 
existing one. The last guide is named 
Creating the Congregation's Educational 
Ministry is a more advanced help for 
churches who have used one of the other 
or similar type guides previously. 

Two Synod Conferences you will want 
to register for are: TOWARD A BIB- 
LICAL STEWARDSHIP — It is the 
conference on July 5-9 entitled "New 
Perspectives in Christian Stewardship" 
lead by Dr. Raymond Knudsen, Dir. of 
Nat. Consultation Finan. Dev. 

The other one is on Marriages and 
Families — How Do We Keep Them? and 
is entitled Family Crisis: Prevention and 
Response. This runs from August 8-12 
and is lead by Dr. William V. Arnold, 
Union Theological Senr'nary, Rich- 
mond. 

These will both be held at the Wil- 
liam Black Home, Montreat, for $5.00 
per person and registration needs to be 
sent to Synod of N. C. PO Box 10785, 
Raleigh, NC 27605. 



DICK SHELOR ELECTED 
Senior High Chairman! 

The Rev. Richard Shelor, pastor of 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church has been elected Chairman for 
the Senior High work in Asheville Pres- 
bytery. Upon notification Shelor said, "I 
am honored and humbled. With God's 
help all of us will work diligently in this 
exciting ministry for Senior High stu- 
dents." 



NOTICE 

MEN'S RALLY 

Where: Camp Pisgah-Fairvlew, NC 

When: THURSDAY May 5, 1977 

Supper Served 6-7 

Register for door and distance prizes! 

Load up the car "Dad's & Lad's" 

Bring your group. Exciting program 

No Reservations Necessary 



Women of ASHEVDXE 
PRESBYTERY 

After an exciting meeting of Presby- 
terial at Oak Forest Church the Women 
of the Church are looking forward to the 
month of May when they will again 
celebrate the founding of their organi- 
zation. The Birthday Objective for 1977 
has three causes, the offering to be di- 
vided equally among the three. 

One third of the Birthday Offering 
will go toward evangelistic outreach in 
newly independent nations in Southern 
Africa, providing funds for educating 
pastors and lay leaders, literature for 
new church members, and transportation 
for pastors of churches in remote areas. 

Another third of the offering will es- 
tablish a Center For Ministry With the 
Aging, located on the campus of PSCE 
in Richmond, which will provide new 
ways for a more effective ministry to the 
aging through research and experimen- 
tation. Materials for use in local con- 
gregations will be provided, including 
cassette tapes, curriculum and program 
materials. The Center will also make 
available to local churches educational 
events such as short-term courses, insti- 
tutes, reading courses and workshops. 
Local churches will be supplied with an 
up-to-date directory of services by gov- 
ernmental, private and church-related 
sources. 

One third of the Birthday Offering 
will go toward a fund to help churches 
and presbyteries become involved in the 
Criminal Justice Issue, providing direct 
services to inmates and their families, 
such as clothing, housing, employment, 
counseling, financial aid, legal services. 
Identification of the root causes of crime 
will be spelled out, with the desired re- 
sult being crime prevention at the com- 
munity level. Through study and action 
changes in the criminal justice system at 
the legislative level will be achieved. 

CAMP LITTLE PISGAH 

GETS UNDER WAY! 

July 5-8 Adventure Camp 1 

(for Junior & Senior High) 

July 10-15 Pioneer Camp 1 

(for rising 5-6-7 grades) 

July 17-22 Explorer's Camp 
(for Rising 8-9 grades) 

July 24-29 Pioneer Camp II 
(for rising 5-6-7 grades) 

write for descriptive brochure 

Montreat Anderson College 

Camp Department 8011 

Montreat, NC 28757 



April 1977 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

By Lynn Holman 

ARDEN GIRL SCOUTS 
PRESENT GIFT 




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The junior girl scout troop from Ar- 
i den Presbyterian church made a beauti- 
ful bicentennial quilt for the little girls' 
department and presented it to the chil- 
dren March 28. They had spent many 
months working on it. Each state is 
represented with an outline of the state 
| and the date it entered the union. The 
i quilt will be used in the girls' dormitory. 
! It is especially appreciated since we have 
been trying to make a quilt for each bed 
I in that department. 

Grade cards have come out again and 
several were on the honor roll. They in- 
; elude: Freida Wiggins, Marcella Buhr- 
i master, Brett Clarkson, Chris Campbell, 
I Hal Myers, Marc Buhrmaster, Sheila 
Spillars, Brenda Clarkson, and Karen 
I Buckner. 

The children spent five days with 
friends or relatives for Easter vacation. 
That is always a good break for them 
! and the staff members. 

Many of the younger children partici- 
pated in the Palm Sunday services at 
| our home church, Swannanoa Presbyte- 
rian. The Sunbeam choir, directed by 
Mrs. Pam McMurray, and the junior 
choir, directed by Mrs. Margaret Mar- 
quis sang specials for the morning ser- 
vice, and many of our children are in 
those choirs. 

Palm Sunday, Brenda Clarkson and 
Rachel Spillars were Baptized and joined 
the church, and Cheryl Buhrmaster be- 
came a member of Swannanoa Presby- 
terian church. 



9TH-12TH GRADE 
YOUTH CONFERENCE! 

The Senior High Spring Rally will be 
held May 6, 7, 8 at Camp Lookup just 
off U.S. 25 south of Hendersonville. The 
cost is $27.00 per person. Bring your 
sleeping bag or blanket, sheets and pil- 
low and towels. See your church youth 
advisor for registration forms. 




MONTREAT-ANDERSON NEWS MEMORIAL GIFTS— from page 4 

Roberts, Mr. Ted, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 

Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 
Rogers, Mr. Frederick A., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Horace P. Hughey, Jr., Candler. 

Roper, Mrs. Melvin, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
Felix W. Potts, Bryson City. 

Ross, Mr. C. R., Asheville — Circle #1 of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Scott, Mrs. Charles, Hendersonville — Mrs. H. 
E. McKinney, Mr. & Mrs. John Loren Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

Shannon, Mrs. R. W., Sheridan, Wyo. — Mrs. 
Margaret McDevitt Baker, Asheville. 

Stanley, Mr. Arnold C, Asheville — Mrs. Frank 
A. Page, Bay Shore, N.Y. 

Stanley, Mr. Stanley S., Asheville — Mrs. Frank 
A. Page, Bay Shore, N.Y. 

Shillinglaw, Mrs. Ruth Hope, Asheville — Mrs. 
J. H. Moore, Mrs. Bessie Penley and Doyle, 
Mr. M. W. Arrowood, Mrs. Dorothy Turley, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Fraley, Mrs. Beatrice 
Arrowood, Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Barbour, Miss 
Janice Barbour, Mrs. Dollie Buckner, Mrs. 
Dorothy Chandler, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Rath- 
bone, Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Whitson, Mr. & 
Mrs. Richard Whitson, Mr. & Mrs. J. R. 
Grayson, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Goodlake, Miss 
Wanda Goodlake, Mr. & Mrs. L. S. Clark, 
Mr. & Mrs. M. G. Searcey, Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
Snyder, Mr. & Mrs. P. J. Fore, Sr., Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray Fore, Mr. W. J. Gordon, Mr. & 
Mrs. Carl Reeves, Mr. & Mrs. Oren Gordon 
and Bruce, Mrs. Leonard Orders, Circle #6 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Mrs. Cora Shillinglaw, Employees of C. P. 
Clare & Company, Women of West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Singley, Mrs. L. K., Hendersonville — Miss 
Anne Sample, Mrs. Bernice Freye, Mr. & 
Mrs. John Loren Brown, Hendersonville. 

Smith, Mr. Charles E., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Alice McDowell, Miss Josephine Osborne, 
Mr. & Mrs. James K. Rogers, Mrs. E. L. 
Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Weaverville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Mr. & Mrs. Har- 
ry A. Lytle, Mrs. C. E. Gordon, Mrs. Grace 
G. Maness, Mr. & Mrs. Ansell Smith & 
Family, Asheville. Mrs. Juanita P. Jones, 
Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. Merrill 
Thompson, Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Ebert, Mr. 
& Mrs. L. C. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Alvan Berry, 
Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Mrs. H. B. Kelly, Mr. 
& Mrs. Carroll E. Hackett, Hendersonville. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mrs. Thomas 

E. White, Marion. Mrs. A. W. Phillips, Dr. 
Elizabeth Phillips, Spruce Pine. 

Teague, Mr. H. B., Asheville — Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Underwood, Mr. Gene, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

Van Strien Terhorst, Mrs. Maude, Grand Rap- 
ids, Mich. — Lois & Page Roth, Henderson- 
ville. 

Warters, D. C. R., Knoxville, Tenn. — Mrs. J. 

F. Agnew, Hendersonville. 
Watts, Mrs. Frank L., Asheville — Miss June 

Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Can- 
ton. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Robinson, Candler. 
Mrs. Helma C. Palen, Clyde. 

Welper, Mrs. Kate, Clermont, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ellis Vaught, Tryon, NC 

West, Mrs. Nana, Hendersonville — Mrs. Wal- 
ter Carpenter, Hendersonville. 

Westmoreland, Dr. J. R., Canton — Miss Betty 
Lou Tate, Howard F. & Marie Smathers, 
Canton. 

White, Mr. J. Colvin, Asheville — Capt. & Mrs. 
W. J. Coakley, Bellevue, Nebr. Leona Tur- 
ner, Asheville. 

Williams, Mr. H. B., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Willson, Mr. Robert B., Weaverville — Miss 
Josephine Osborne, Weaverville. 

Woodson, The Rev. Rome, Weaverville — Mr. 
Vernon Johnson, Mr. Leander Johnson, 
Hendersonville. 

Wright, Mr. John Watson, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Roland Young, Mr. & Mrs. John Van- 
over, Swannanoa. 



DEAN AKERS RESIGNS! 

The Rev. Dr. John N. Akers has re- 
signed from the college to take a posi- 
tion with the Montreat staff of the Billy 
Graham Evangelistic Association. His 
resignation becomes effective with the 
end of the 1976-1977 academic year. 
Akers is a frequent speaker for Inter 
Varsity Christian Fellowship. He is a 
popular radio personality, as teacher of 
the L. Nelson Bell Bible Class from 
Montreat Presby. Church. The college 
president praised Akers for his inspiring 
leadership. 

The president has a faculty-student 
committee to advise and assist in the 
selection of a new dean. He indicated the 
search would be consumated by the lat- 
ter part of April 1977. 

PRESBYTERIANS COMMEND 
PRESIDENT CARTER 

The Presbyterian Church, U.S. today 
commended President Carter for his 
stand on human rights. 

The General Assembly Mission Board 
of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 
commended the President for his address 
to the United Nations and for his pledge 
to seek Senate ratification of the United 
Nations' covenant on economic, social 
and cultural rights and the covenant on 
civil and political rights. 

"In light of the frequent declarations 
of the General Assembly of our church 
in support of human rights," the board 
pledged its support of the request for 
ratification of the international cov- 
enants. 

The board asked that its action be 
communicated to the President in a 
message signed by the Rev. Dr. Paul M. 
Edris of Daytona Beach, Fla., chairman 
of the board, and Jule C. Spach of Win- 
ston-Salem, N.C., moderator of the 
PCUS General Assembly. 

They also will co-sign a letter to all 
U.S. senators endorsing Carter's pledge 
to seek Senate ratification, and urging 
the senators to vote to ratify the cove- 
nants. 

It cautions, however, that "we must 
guard against the temptation to point 
to particular places where human rights 
are being violated somewhere else in the 
world without taking seriously that the 
problem is everywhere and even among 
us." 



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April 1977 



Archer, Dr. I. H., Asheville — Col. & Mrs. Rob- 
ert C. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. John- 
son, Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Mrs. Charles H. 
Swift, Mrs. John K. Blair, Mrs. Paul C. 
Cassat, Mrs. R. E. McClure, Miss Ora 
Blackmun, Mr. & Mrs. Newman Lockwood, 
Mr. Floyd W. Hancock, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 
S. Morrison, Mr. J. Frank Kaylor, Mr. & 
Mrs. E. L. Bishop, Jr., Bo Bishop, Grace 
Wogan, Mr. & Mrs. Carson C. Foard, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert R. Cline, Mrs. Elsie Cline, 
Mrs. Brian Collins Sword, Asheville. Mrs. 
F. A. Plummer, Black Mountain. Helen Dun- 
lop, Ruth Borden, Marcellus, NY. Dr. & 
Mrs. Wesley Betsill, Springfield, III. Jackie 
McKinney, Hot Springs, Ark. 

Atkinson, Mrs. Ed, Mobile, Ala. — Mrs. Walter 
W. McFall, Mrs. Albert Barnett, Asheville. 
Dr. & Mrs. L. H. Addington, Mrs. L. E. Ad- 
dington, Charleston, SC 

Beale, Mrs. E. P., Sr., Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. David C. Ladd, Brevard. 

Becker, Mrs. H. C, Asheville — Mrs. Samuel 
W. Huddleston, Asheville. 

Bell, Miss Mary, Decatur, Ga. — Miss Anne 
Sample, Hendersonville. 

Bender, Mrs. D. S., — Mrs. Rose W. Kinzer, 
Canyon, Tex. 

Bennett, Lydia, Calif. — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Bor- 
land, Hendersonville. 

Bradham, Mrs. Willie Donaldson, Roanoke, 

Va. — Adult Sunday School Class, Circle #1 
of Waynesville Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville. 

Braznell, Mr. Scott, Hendersonville — Jane, 
Bettie, Al and Bill English, Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mr. Benjamin G., Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. 
C. Raymond Smith, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. 
Franklin, Mrs. J. F. Sandifer, Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Men's Bible Class of First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss Maggie 
Good, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Mrs. L. 
B. Prince, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. Mc- 
Kay, Flat Rock. 

Brown, Mrs. Maude, Asheville — Mrs. Lillian 
Maney, Mrs. D. L. Tate, Swannanoa. Mrs. 
Ben Brigman, Mrs. Cecil Clayton, Mr. & 
Mrs. Carl M. Sawyer, Mrs. Ruth Thaxton, 
Mr. Harold Redmon, Mr. & Mrs. B. R. Bell- 
flower, Bexie A. Lomlnac, Biltmore Dairy 
Farms, Mrs. Lucy L. Flynn, Mr. & Mrs. 
Easton L. Hulme, Biltmore Dairy Employees 
Ass'n, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Aileen 
McCrain and Family, Mrs. W. A. Shelton, 
Mr. & Mrs. Jack A. Brinkley, Mr. & Mrs. W. 
L. Gettys, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. H. B. 
Dendy, Jr., Hermitage, Tenn. Mrs. Dorothy 
L. Bolden, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Reeves, Salis- 
bury, NC. Mrs. Mary Lee Bolden, Burling- 
ton, NC. Jessie Brown Burgess, Weaver- 
ville. Helen L. Warner, Mr. & Mrs. David 
L. Bishop, Beth and Lee Bishop, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. J. Grant, Jr., Statesville, NC 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Bullock, Mr. Harold, Lillington, NC — Circle 
#3 of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Cady, Mrs. Pearl R., Hendersonville — Mrs. C. 

F. Stonecipher, Mr. & Mrs. John Loren 
Brown, Mr. & Mrs. George Chadwick, 
Hendersonville. 

Carrier, Mrs. Henry, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard Barnes, Pisgah Forest. 

Cobb, Mrs. Billie McChesnsy, Asheville — Cir- 
cle #3 of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mrs. Alice A. 
Carter, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, 
Asheville. 

Cook, The Rev. Thomas Erwin, Asheville — 
Members and Friends of Westminster Pres- 
byterian Church, Waco, Tex. Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert B. Watson, Circle #3 of Oak Forest 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Fortenberry, Mrs. Lela — Mrs. Andrew Gray, 
Sylva. 

Graham, Mrs. Carrie C, Hazelwood — Hazel- 
wood Presbyterian Church, Miss Agnes 
Shapter, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. M. R. 
Whisenhunt, Waynesville. 

Granbacka, Mr. Arthur E., Pinellos Park, Fla. 
— Mr. & Mrs. John H. Ahrens, Jr., Hender- 
sonville. 

Groebler, Mrs. Leah, Pottsdam, NY — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Gumbert, Mr. Dan W., Memphis, Tenn. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Carl Borland, Hendersonville. 

Headen, Mr. Donald E., High Point, NC — The 
Rev. & Mrs. James L. Jackson, Black 
Mountain. 

Heazel, Mr. Francis, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. E. 

G. Lee, Asheville. 

Hollister, Dr. William, New Bern, NC — Mrs. 
R. E. McClure, Asheville. 

Howell, Miss Saida, Asheville — Mrs. John K. 
Wells, Mrs. Reed Kitchen, Miss Elizabeth 
Radford, Miss Ora Blackmun, Mr. & Mrs. 
Herman Deal, Asheville. Mrs. S. G. Glis- 
son, Bluffton, SC. 

Hughes, Mrs. Hazel G., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 

Huie, Litchfield, Warsaw, NC — Singley Sun- 
day School Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Sappanen, 
Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat 
Rock. 

Hulme, Mr. Richard S., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Mr. & Mrs. D. Y. Bucking- 
ham, Asheville. 

Hunt, Mr. Harold E., Lynn, Mass. — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Hunter, Mr. Charles E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Herman G. Nichols, Asheville. 

Iverson, Dr. Daniel, Asheville — Miss Anne 
Sample, Mr. & Mrs. John Loren Brown, 
Hendersonville. Mrs. Ray J. Douglas, Ashe- 
ville. 



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Jones, Mr. Ernest R., Addie, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry B. Parris, Asheville. 

Kooles, Mrs. Gus, Asheville — Mrs. W. C. 
Wilson, Mrs. E. H. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Ben 
Tipton, Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Hughey, Mr. & 
Mrs. Glenn Gregg, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bell, Mr. 
& Mrs. Furman Cole, Mr. J. R. Pinner, Mr. 
& Mrs. E. F. Pierce, Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Pa- 
quette, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Emory, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles Strickland, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
Pritchard, Mr. & Mrs. DeVoe B. Medford 
and John, Mrs. Ethel Miller, Mr. & Mrs. 
Larry Henderson, Mrs. Judy Morris, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ed Machin and Virginia, Mr. & Mrs. 
George O. Lowe, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Owens, 
Mrs. Helen I. Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Hu- 
bert D. Holcombe and Tonya, Thomas 
Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Paul P. Greene, 
Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin & Family, Ashe- 
ville. Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, 
Winston-Salem, NC. Board of Trustees of 
the Presbyterian Home for Children, Black 
Mountain. 

Lindley, Mr. Arthur A. — Olln Corporation's 
Ecusta Paper & Film Group, Pisgah Forest. 

Lowrence, Mrs. George, Memphis, Tenn. — 
Mrs. Luther A. Thomas, Mrs. C. B. Martin, 
Asheville. 

Mastin, Mr. James T., Asheville — Mrs. Mar- 
garet McDevitt Baker, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. C. E. Worley, Arden. 

Matheson, Mrs. Ross, Conover, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. P. McLean, 3-M Sunday School 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Matheson, Mr. Ross, Conover, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. P. McLean, 3-M Sunday School 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Worley, 
Arden. 

Matheson, Mr. & Mrs. Ross, Conover, NC — 
Mr. & Mrs. Cline Roberts, Senior Youth 
Group of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

McMahan, Mr. J. B., Democrat, NC — Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

McMillan, Mr. J. Patrick, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sluder, Weaverville. 

Munroe, Mrs. Ruth Fortune, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Lewis D. Mitchell, Mrs. Alice A. Car- 
ter, Asheville. Bill & Sandy Glenn, Arden. 

Neighorn, Mrs. Gordon, Hendersonville — 
Lucille Wilson, Hendersonville. 

Patton, Mr. Harry H., Brevard — Barnett Ma- 
chine Shop, Inc., Pisgah Forest. Dr. & 
Mrs. Charles L. Newland, Jennie A. Lau- 
rens, Mrs. Rowena H. Summey, Brevard. 

Patton, Mr. James E. — Mrs. Mary R. White, 
Asheville. 

Patty, Mr. James Daniel, Greensboro, NC — 
Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Patty, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin 
O. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Peacock, Mrs. Katherine, Black Mountain — 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Marshall, Sr., Mon- 
treal 

Peasley, Miss Hazel, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. Mrs. B. J. Hark- 
ness, Indianola, la. 

Penland, Mrs. D. E., Weaverville — Miss Jo- 
sephine Osborne, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. 
W. L. Gettys, Asheville. 

Perkins, Mrs. J. D. Bethesda, O — Mr. & Mrs. 
Wayne E. Seppanen, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Mc- 
Leod, Jr., Mary Smyth Sunday School 
Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. John I. Buckingham, Mr. & Mrs. Ans- 
ley Cope, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Clay, Mr. & 
Mrs. Raymond Phelp, Paula & Allen New- 
man, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock. 

Pitman, Mrs. Bertie, Spruce Pine — Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Rhinehart, Mr. Charles F., Jr., Clyde — Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

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PRESBY1ERY $R. HI 3-DAY RALLY HELD! 



Approximately 65% of the Asheville Presbytery Church 
congregations sent their Senior High young people to the 
Spring Rally. Held at Camp Lookup near Travelers Rest, 
S.C., this exciting event was planned by Presbytery's Youth 
Council. The Rev. Dick Shelor is chairman of the Senior 
High Youth council for Presbytery's Congregational Train- 
ing and Resource committee. Spiritual growth, Bible study, 
small group discussion, community singing kept everyone 
busy. A special music group from Atlanta kept things 
"rocking". Youth moderator, Ruth Evans said, "This 
weekend conference was super!" Rev. Shelor said, "I heard 
one of the most inspiring and helpful talks on dealing with 
teen-age sex by industrialist Fred Rich". Shelor praised the 




High school youth from many 
ggfi Asheville Presbytery congrega- 
tions line up for housing assign- 

Johonathan McNair registering merits at three day senior high 

many high school youth. rally. 



CHRISTIAN WITNESS OFFERING TOPS 
$10,000 at Asheville First Presbyterian 

MISSIONARY offering to be distributed from Asheville 
Presbytery Churches totals $24,838.66 at press time in 
early May '77. Asheville First Presbyterian has a mission 
minded congregation and should be congratulated on their 
leadership in raising support for the missionary program 
of the church. 

The complete list and amounts are listed on page 3. 






1-0882 D N 'eiHAansv 
3||iA3i]sv jo AiaiAqsajd 

IUIOJJ 



youths conduct and efficient manner of program presenta- 
tion for the weekend. High school freshman William An- 
derson said, "My Christian walk has taken a new direction 
from training and hearing speakers we had during the 
weekend." Chuck Linkston, vice chairman said, "A large 
crowd would be expected for the Fall Rally which will be 
held at Windy Gap Campground in December. Physical 
activities include Put-Put Golf, Tennis and Basketball. 
Canoeing was popular and Hiking was offered. The tramp- 
oline provided much excitement. For information about 
the next planned event check with your pastor and Elders 
at your church. Dan and Jill McLean were in charge of 
singing. 



Asheville Presbytery 

Youth Council Elected 








back row l-r: Doug Stoneman, Trinity; Ruth Evans, Westminster; Rene' 
Reed, Blk Mtn., Chuck Linkston, Blk Mtn., Mandy Pound, Montreat; 
(front row l-r): Laura Fisher, Arden; Amy Prugh, Brevard; Susan Whe- 
lon, Blk Mtn.; Lea George, Arden; Elise Browers, Oak Forest; not pic- 
tured — Carol Ledbetter — Asheville First; David Harrison, Arden. 

PRESBYTERY YOUTH COUNCIL 



Title 

Moderator 
Vice Moderator 
Treasurer 
Secretary 
Historian 
District Chairman 
District Chairman 
District Chairman 
District Chairman 
District Chairman 
District Chairman 
Registrar 
Presbytery Youth 



Name 

Ruth Evans 
Chuck Linkston 
Doug Stoneman 
Laura Fisher 
Carol Ledbetter 
Mandy Pound 
Amy Prugh 
Susan Whelon 
Lea George 
Lea Bowers 
Rene Reed 
David Harrison 
Council Chairman 



Church 

Westminster 
Blk. Mtn. 
Trinity 
Arden 

Asheville First 
Montreat 
Brevard 
Blk. Mtn. 
Arden 
Oak Forest 
Blk. Mtn. 
Arden 
— Rev. Dick Shelor 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1977 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyt 

The new audio-visual catalogue from 
the Synod's Office is out now, entitled 
Library of Audio-visual Materials. Ad- 
ditional copies for $1.00 are available 
through each church is supposed to have 
received one complimentary copy. These 
materials for us in the the Synod of 
North Carolina Office include film- 
strips, records, tapes, media kits, simula- 
tion games and slides, and the address 
is P O Box 10785, Raleigh, NC 27605. 
Movies must be secured from the Pres- 
byterian Center in Atlanta. 

All the materials for Raleigh are free 
only that we must bear the cost of any 
damage incurred. To help us see and 
know more of the contents of Synod's 
audio-visual library, we in the Presby- 
tery are putting on a preview of these 
materials on July 6, Wednesday, from 
11:00 to 2:00 o'clock at the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Asheville. Rev. Mr. 
Curtis Petterson, Resourcing Coordina- 
tor for Synod, is to be present to present 
the contents. 

We want all of Presbytery to come to 
this preview as the topics cover every 
church area, but especially we would 
encourage church school workers, youth 
advisors or representatives to cover for 
these. Though this cuts out the work- 
ing person, we hope everyone else from 
the churches will come, and especially 
do we invite our ministers. In this man- 
ner, with all who can come, the infor- 
mation of the material can get back to 
the churches. 

Bring a bag lunch and drinks will be 
served by our host church. Parking 
must be on our own as all the church 
parking spaces are rented out through 
the day. A nursery is a real pos- 
sibility if you let the First Presbyterian 
Church, 40 Church Strtet, Asheville, 
NC 28801 know that you need it with 
the number of children and ages includ- 
ed. 

Each church plan now to bring a 
large delegation on July 6, Wednesday, 
from 11:00-2:00 o'clock to the Synod AV 
preview at Asheville First Presbyterian. 



MAY 1977 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, at the 
Postotfice at Weaverville, N. C, under the Act of 
March 3, 1879. Second Class Postage paid at Weaver- 
ville, N. C. 28787. 

Published Monthly At Weavervlle, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

40 Church Street - - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 287887 

Change of Address Requested 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



KING COLLEGE elects 
NEW President! 




The Rev. Dr. Roy K. Patteson, Jr. 

On July 1, 1977 Dr. Roy K. Patteson, 
Jr. will succeed Dr. Powell A. Fraser, 
who resigned as president of King last 
summer after he had served as chief ex- 
ecutive officer of the college since 1969. 
Dr. Patteson is a veteran who graduated 
from University of Richmond, Union 
Theological Seminary. He earned his 
Ph.D. from Duke University in 1967. He 
also studied archeology and historical 
geography at St. George's in Jerusalem. 
He has taught in high schools and col- 
lege. After serving as president of 
Southern Seminary he was appointed Di- 
rector of Development at Mary Baldwin 
College. His scholarly interests include 
being appointed a Fellow of the Insti- 
tute of Medieval and Renaissance Stud- 
ies for post-doctoral research on Martin 
Luther as a translator of Hebrew. Pat- 
teson was ordained in 1961 by Orange 
Presbytery in the Synod of North Car- 
olina. He and Mrs. Patteson, have two 
sons, Stephen, 22 and David 21, both col- 
lege students. Asheville Presbytery 
elects three of the King College trustees 
at the January Court meeting. 

MEN of the CHURCH 
HAVE SPRING MEETING 

at Camp! 

Camp Little Pisgah was the setting 
for a well attended spring meeting of 
the Men of Asheville Presbytery. Under 
the direction of President Andy Andrews 
approximately 150 men and other gutsts 
enjoyed a hamburger cook-out and spe- 
cial "show fe Tell" program on May 5, 
1977. Camp director Jake Wetzel was in 
charge of the interesting presentation 
of "what our camp program will be for 
1977". New officers will be elected at 
the Fall meeting. 



— FREE— 

Shoe Polish! 

Bring this Coupon for 

a real shoe polish 

(BLACK ONLY) 

to 

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40 Church Street 

Asheville, NC 



Women of ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

by Margaret Patton 

New officers have been confirmed at 
the meeting of the Asheville Presbyte- 
rial which took place at Oak Forest 
Church. 

President — Mrs. Harold Minnick 
— Member of Blk. Mtn. Church. 

Vice President — Mrs. Murray Mil- 
ler — Member of Grace Cov. Church 

Secretary — Mrs. Frank Wade — 
Member of Blk. Mtn. Church. 

Personal Faith and Family Life Mrs. 
John Beegle — Member of Cullowhee 
Church. 

Leadership and Resources — Mrs. Ma- 
rion Northrup — Member of Trinity 
Church. 
District V 

Chairman — Mrs. Jay Kneedler — 
Member of Sylva Church. 



HOYT EVANS NAMED 
DEAN of COLLEGE 

Dr. B. Hoyt Evans has been named 
Dean of Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege. Our prayers and congratula- 
tions as you begin this impor- 
tant ministry. 



WEST ASHEVILLE BEGINS 
TAPE MINISTRY 

"Shut in's are thrilled," was the com- 
ment from Pastor Shockley as he related 
how the recordings of Sunday Morning 
sermons were being received by those 
unable to attend worship at West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian. 

The Women of the Church take part 
in the actual distribution of tapes each 
week to the congregation. One of their 
projects includes the purchase and dis- 
tribution of tape recorders for use in 
this ministry. The Session has installed 
new electronic equipment in the sanc- 
tuary for taping and recording. One 
shut in said, "Oh how wonderful to have 
my own church service here by my bed!" 



CAMP LITTLE PISGAH 

GETS UNDER WAY! 

July 5-8 Adventure Camp 1 

(for Junior & Senior High) 

July 10-15 Pioneer Camp 1 

(for rising 5-6-7 grades) 

July 17-22 Explorer's Camp 
(for Rising 8-9 grades) 

July 24-29 Pioneer Camp II 
(for rising 5-6-7 grades) 

write for descriptive brochure 

Montreat Anderson College 

Camp Department 8011 

Montreat, NC 28757 

phone 669-8011 



May 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

By Lynn Holman 

Hal Myers and Robin Ferguson will 
be graduating this spring from Owen 
High School. They have both been ac- 
:ive in Owen's sports program, participat- 
ing in football and baseball. Hal is 
planning on entering A-B Tech in the 
fall, and Robin plans to enroll at Lees- 
McRae College. 

Melanie Hyatt will graduate from 
King College in Bristol, Tennessee this 
month. Melanie has been student body 
president this past year, and has been 
recognized in "Who's Who in American 
Colleges and Universities." Melanie will 
be entering the University of North Car- 
olina law school this fall. 

This month we have been pleased to 
have circles from the First Presbyterian 
Church of Asheville and from the 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church. They 
held their monthly meeting and then 
joined the Home's staff for lunch. We 
always enjoy meeting and getting to 
know the people who help our children 
so much through the year. 

This spring nineteen of the younger 
boys and girls have joined the Black 
Mountain sports program in baseball 
and softball. They are on just about ev- 
ery team in the leagues. 

Keith Buckner and Marc Buhrmaster 
attended the recent Senior High retreat 
in South Carolina. 



CALVIN THIELMAN HONORED 

AT MONTREAT-ANDERSON 

GRADUATION 

The largest class ever to graduate from 
Montreat-Anderson College lined up in 
Anderson Auditorium in Montreat for 
an impressive commencement ceremony 
and to receive their Associate Degree di- 
plomas. Dr. Leighton Ford gave a stirring 
address entitled, "Tomorrow's Promise." 
Front page headlines in the Asheville 
paper pictured college Chaplain Dr. Cal- 
vin Thielman with Mrs. Billy Graham 
as he received the signal honor which 
the college bestows in lieu of an hono- 
rary degree. Thielman, pastor of the 
Montreat Presbyterian Church said, 
"I'm honored to be used by our Lord 
in the midst of so many wonderful 
Christian young people". Others speak- 
ing and participating in the graduation 
exercises included the Rev. Lawton 
Daughtery, father of two M-AC students; 
the Rev. Dr. John Akers, dean; Dr. Silas 
Vaughn, president and the Rev. David 
Parks, Bible professor. 



ASHEVILLE FIRST MEMORIAL GIFTS— from page 4 

PRESBYTERIAN ELECTS Roof Mr Hugh F Middletown, Ohio— Mr. W. 

PASTOR EMERITUS B. Roof, Middletown, Ohio 

Roof, Mrs. Bernice S., Middletown, Ohio — Mr. 

The congregational meeting was one B w ; ?:. Ro ° f - Middletown Ohio 

r • . °, 9 j i j i t-« Roof, Miss Jane B., Middletown, Ohio — Mr. W. 

of joy, nostalgia, and gladness when Dr. B Roof Middletown, Ohio. 

Grier Davis was elected Pastor Emeritus Rufty, Mr. John, Hendersonville— Mr. & Mrs. 

on Sunday May 15, 1977. Thirty nine John L. Brown, Hendersonville 

years before on May 15, 1938, Dr. Davis Russell Mrs. E R., Hendersonville— Vernon 

i i u- r- ^ .. ,• , and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

preached his first sermon to the historic Sco „ Mrs char|es R-> H endersonville-Har- 

North Carolina "First" Church. Dr. Da- riette & Jack Chamberlain, Matawan, N.J. 

vis, now retired, was President of Moun- Shillinglaw, Mrs. Ruth Hope, Asheville — Mrs. 

tain Retreat Association and President . H y |dan .?• Shepherd, Franklin, N.C 

of lUnntrpTt Anderson fnlWp lUanv s,n 9 |ev ' Mildred, Hendersonville— Mr. & Mrs. 

ot Montreat-Anderson College. Many Don ald E. Morrow, Hendersonville. 

friends enjoyed the reception following smith, Mr. Charles E., Hendersonville— Mr. & 

morning worship. Becky and Grier as Mrs. John L. Brown, Mrs. Bernice Freye, 

the Davis' are affectionately known, are Mr - & Mrs - J - H - Flanagan Mr. & Mrs. John 

verv active in current nreirhine- and Griswold, Circle #11, First Presbyterian 

very active in current preaching and church Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. William 

visitation ministry. McKay, Flat Rock, Evelyn L. McCulley, Lake 

Junaluska, Bert, Marjorie & Ella Hinchman, 

Asheville. The Brown Family & Jeffrey Jar- 

CHRISTIAN WITNESS OFFERING rett, Montecito, CA. Mr. & Mrs. Harold 

Sluder, Weaverville. 

Received through 5/6/77 Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville— Mrs. Mari- 

tnrougn t>/0/// anna S. Williams, Asheville. 



Church 

Andrews 

Arden 

Asheville First 

Bethel (C) 

Bethel (H) 

Black Mountain 

Brevard-D.R. 

Brittains Cove 

Bryson City 

Canton 

Cullowhee 

Dillingham 

Etowah 

Franklin 

Grace Covenant 

Hayesville 

Hendersonville 

Highlands 

Kenilworth 

Lakey Gap 

Malvern Hills 

Mills River 

Montreat 

Morrison 

Murphy 

Oak Forest 

Riceville 

Swannanoa 

Sylva 

Trinity 

Waynesville 

Weaverville 

West Asheville 

Westminster 

Total 



TIME TO PLAN FOR SUMMER 

CONFERENCES IN ASHEVILLE 

PRESBYTERY 

The weather heating up, dogwood 
blooms replaced by rose blooms, school 
winding down: All signs point to sum- 
mer approaching. And summer means 
conference season at Montreat. 

Each of the summer conferences is 



Spence, Mrs. Thomas H., Montreat — Mrs. C. 

Amount b. Martin, Asheville. Women of Montreat 

Presbyterian Church, Montreat. Mrs. C. D. 

Thomas, Black Mountain. 

-— Spencer, Miss Carrie, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 

10,172,81 Edwin J. Chapman, Asheville. 

Thomas, Mr. J. R. Okmulgee, Oklahoma — Mr. 

& Mrs. M. F. Morrison, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

i cno oo B. Barber, Jr., Miss Lillian Perkins, Mr. & 

joe a* Mrs - Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 
■2,130.47 Tilberg, Dr. Wilbur E., Gettsyburg, Pa.— Mr. & 

175.00 Mrs. Arthur Smart, Brevard. 

1 863 00 West, Mrs. Glenn, Sr., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
'344 qk, Frank R. Donoho, Asheville. Mrs. E. L. Cur- 

- OD tis & Robert Curtis, Josephine Osborne, 

Weaverville. 
170.00 Westmoreland, Dr. J. R., Canton — The Fred 
105 00 Matheson Family, Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, 

3fi4 fin Canton, Felix W. Potts, Bryson City. 

:"*„" White, Mr. John Andrew, Lewisburg, West Va. 
740.00 — Mr & M rs _ Arthur B. Painter, Women of 

the Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

1,190.00 Wilburn, Mrs. Catherine R. — Horseshoe Home- 

100 00 makers Club, Hendersonville. 

'""'"" Willette, Graham Arliss, Bolivia, N. C— Jack & 

324. M Nellie McCracken and Nancy, Waynesville. 

Williams, Mr. Arie, Fletcher — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Rector, Hendersonville. 

Wofford, Miss Azelie, Asheville — Mrs. L. H. 

72.00 McKay, Flat Rock, N. C. 

135.15 

1,720.70 

25.00 designed to provide inspiration, spiri- 
tual growth, fellowship and learning ex- 
171.00 periences in its own special area of in- 
399.00 terest. Here's the schedule: 

Tune 25-30, Bible and Theology Con- 
2,400.00 ference. 

June 25-30, The Church's National 
Mission. 

$24,838.66 July 1-4, Christian Life. 

July 6-9, Family Enrichment. 

July 10-15, Music and Worship. 

July 16-22, A Conference for Women 

Today. 

July 23-29, Smaller Church. 

July 30 - Aug. 5, Global Mission. 

Aug. 6-12 and 13-19, Youth Confer- 
ence. 

Aug. 19-23, Religion and the Arts. 

Aug. 20-26, For Single Persons. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1977 



Have you put us in your will? 



Archer, Dr. I. H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Hilliard 

F. Kirby, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Arrowsmith, 
Iris B. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Lhota, 
Charles & Bernice Simon, Dr. & Mrs. E. D. 
Peasley, Circle #9, First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Mrs. W. F. Schiefer, Au- 
gusta, Ga., Mr. & Mrs. Gene H. Adams, San- 
dersville, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. L. L. Wright, Mrs. 
A. M. Nalback, Mr. & Mrs. Hughes White, 
Mrs. Ruth H. White, Florence, S. C. Jessie- 
ville Ranger District, U. S. Forest Service, 
Hot Springs, Ark. Mr. & Mrs. C. B. Ward, 
Corbin, KY. Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Peace, Ypsil- 
anti, Mich. Mrs. Alfrieda Ring Kinser, Ran- 
cho Palos Verdes, CA. 

Atkinson, Mrs. Nell, Mobile, Ala. — Julia Park- 
er, Cohasset, Mass. 
Beachboard, Mrs. Mary Stuart, Asheville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, Asheville. 
Beatty, Mr. Steward, Pennsylvania — Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard Barnes, Pisgah Forest, N.C. 
Beeler, Mr. Kyle, Knoxville, Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur Smart, Brevard. 
Bender, Nelly Anne, — Mrs. A. P. Spicer, Per- 

ryton, Texas. 
Bennett, Mrs. T. M., Pacifica, Calif. — Mr. Roy 

J. Fisher, Hendersonville. 
Boys, Mr. George W. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Hendersonville. 
Bradham, Mrs. Willie D., Roanoke, Va. — Mrs. 

W. F. Swift, Haywood County Telephone 

Pioneers, Waynesville. 
Brank, Mrs. W. L., Weaverville, N.C— Col. & 

Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Miss Annie Westall, 

Asheville. 
Britt, Mr. J. Lloyd, Sr., Asheville — Mr. Arthur 

G. Kiser, Asheville, Mr. J. R. Kiser, Candler. 
Brown, Mr. Benjamin G., Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Miss Anne Sample, 
Hendersonville, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Tolbert, 
Flat Rock, N.C. 

Brown, Mrs. Maude, Asheville — Betty Rhoades 
Wright, Alexandria, VA. 

Brown, Mr. Walter Douglas, Olivia, N. C. — 
Adult Sunday School Class, Waynesville 
Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Cady, Mrs. C. N., Hendersonville — Miss Anne 
Sample, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Hendersonville. 

Candler, Dr. Charles Z., Candler — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus M. Devlin, Miss Ann Foster Devlin, 
James Dorst Devlin, Asheville, N. C. 

Carpenter, Dr. W. W., Hendersonville — Miss 
Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. James C. Seay, 
Hendersonville. 

Clark, Mrs. Dorothy Douglas, Decatur, Ga. — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Nuckolls, Mrs. L. B., Mc- 
Donald, Hendersonville. 

Clement, Miss Evelyn, Raleigh — Mrs. Hyldah 
S. Shepherd, Franklin, N. C. 

Cline, Miss Laura, Asheville — Susan C. Wil- 
son, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Cole, Mr. Eugene, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

Coleman, Mr. William, Asheville — Mrs. Wil- 
liam F. Lewis, Asheville. 

Davis, Mr. John S., Charlotte — Women of Syl- 



ffemnrtal CStfta 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

va Presbyterian Church, Dr. & Mrs. W. T. 
Davis, Sylva, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Clark, Cullow- 
hee, N. C. 

de Nagy, Mr. Louis, Hendersonville — Mrs. Wal- 
ter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. 
J. R. Sandifer, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. 
H. Pearce, Mrs. Frances Darby, Henderson- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 
Mrs. Johanna Parker, Pittsfield, Mass. Mr. 
& Mrs. Delmer Green, Binghampton, N.Y. 
Edwin & Barbara Corning, Jamie Corning 
Porthouse, Glenmont, N. Y. Mr. & Mrs. R. 
C. Parker, Birmingham, Mich. LAG/RAM 
Claim Dept. Travelers Ins. Co., Hartford, 
Conn. Mr. & Mrs. J. Roy W. Barrette, Brook- 
lin, Maine, Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Tidball, 
Genesee, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. Sulli- 
van, Simsbury, Conn. 

Donnell, Mr. John A., Greensboro — Mary Don- 
nell Beam & Lewis R. Bam, Jr., Asheville. 

Eastes, Mr. John W., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Turner, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Smart, 
Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Harold R. Myers, Me- 
tairie, LA. 

Fortson, Mrs. S., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. Roger 
W. Morrison, Asheville. 

Gettys, Mr. Robert Alexander, Sr., Rock Hill, 
S.C. — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 

Gray, Mrs. James A., Jr., Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur B. Painter, Women of Sylva Presby- 
terian Church, Martin & Allyce Cunningham, 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harding, Jr. Sylva, N.C. 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Clark, Cullowhee, The Jim- 
my Sutton Family, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Mrs. 
Tom Gray, Hayesville, N. C. 

Green, Mr. Carl, Asheville — Mrs. Albert Bar- 
rett, Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Davis, Mrs. Harry 
McDonald, Asheville. 

Hammette, Mrs. Sarah Ann, Inman, S.C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. George W. Wheeler, Brevard. 

Hardin, Janet L., Columbia, S.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John R. Smith, Asheville. 

Harrelson, Mrs. Katherine — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Howell, Miss Saida, Asheville — Mrs. Allen Wil- 
liamson, Asheville. 

Hunt, Mr. Harold, Lynn, Mass. — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Huie, Mr. Litchfield, Warsaw, N. C. — Mrs. Wal- 
ter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Miss 
Maggie Good. Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, 
Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, 
Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Grace Irby Garrett, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, 
Mrs. J. A. Tolbert. Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. 
Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 

Iverson, Dr. Daniel, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ar- 
thur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Johns, Mrs. Marian, Columbia, S.C. — Mrs. Ar- 
thur M. Ramsey, Marshall, N. C. 

Jones, Mrs. Mary Pauline Curtis, Asheville — 
Mr. & Mrs. B. L. Hayes, Asheville. 

Julian, Mr. Paul, Canton, Ohio — Mr. & Mrs. 
Alvan L. Berry, Hendersonville. 

Kays, Mr. Frank, Chicago, III — Mrs. Carl 
Peterson, Hendersonville. 



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Have you put us in your will? 



Kirby, Mrs. F. E., Darlington, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
George L. Turner, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 
Smart, Brevard. 

Lambeth, Mr. Watson, Burlington, N.C. — Mrs. 
Walter F. Hart, Brevard. 

Laughter, Mrs. J. C, Etowah — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Rector, Hendersonville. 

Matthews, Mrs. Ruth, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
W. M. Venable, Evening Circle, First Presby- 
terian Church, Swannanoa, Ellis & Millie 
Vaught, Tryon, N.C. 

McGill, Mrs. Waldo, Clover, S.C— Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown. Hendersonville. 

Mclntyre, Mrs. Edith M., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Jeanne T. Franklin, Mountain Home. 

McKibbin, Mr. Gene, Warriors Mark, Pa. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Everett Gibbs, Asheville. 

Monk. Mr. James T., Newport News, Va. — 
Mr. & Mrs. George Turner, Brevard. 

Moore, Mrs. R. M., Greensboro — Catherine & 
Charles Holmes, Asheville. 

Moore, Mrs. Robert D., Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Mundhenke, Mr. L. W., Statesville, N.Y.— Mrs. 
Charles S. Harrell, Arden. 

O'Mara, Mrs. Dora, Lebanon, Ky. — Charlotte 
Kutscher, Asheville. 

Osborne, Mr. Elmer, Canton — Betty Lou Tate, 
Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, 
Canton Presbyterian Men of the Church, 
Canton. Mrs. Ellis F. Parmenter, Hamilton, 
Ohio. 

Paine, Miss Eugenia R., St. Petersburg, Fla. — 
Mr. &.Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, Asheville. 

Patton, Mr. James F., California — Alice S. Rey- 
nolds, Weaverville. 

Patty, James Daniel, Greensboro — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles Anders, Flat Rock. 

Peasley, Hazel E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. D. 
A. Thomason, Denver, Colorado. 

Perkins, Mrs. Marianne, Bethesda, Ohio — Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Men's Bible Class First Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mrs. Bernice 
Freye, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. J. R. 
Sandifer, Mrs. H. B. Keily, Mr. & Mrs. Thom- 
s H. Beals, Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Thompson, 
Mrs. Ralph Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. 
Sechrist, Mrs. James G. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. 
M. F. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. William Neisel, 
Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mr. & 
Mrs. John Loren Brown, Mr. & Mrs. L. A. 
Blair.lrene & Farry Barber, Mrs. Etta T. Gra- 
ham, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Mrs. Walter 
O. Allen, Circle #1 First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. George F. Stowell, Henderson- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Tolbert, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. R. D. 
Eskridge, Asheville. 

Read, Mrs. Alan, Hendersonville — Mrs. Glenn 
Heim, Mr. & Mrs. William J. Neisel, Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur Sechrist. Mrs. Walter Pike, Grace 
Garrett, Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Morrison, Faye 
E. Forbes, Allene F. Maitland, Mrs. Laura J. 
Greene, Mr. & Mrs. John M. Griswold, Mr. & 
Mrs. George Chadwick, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth 
Gilbert, Mary Smyth Sunday School Class, 
Hendersonville. John & Nancy Lee, Amy & 
Damon, Lincoln, Nebraska. Friends - Plant 
#2, Pontiac Motors Division, Pontiac, Mich. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

Redden, Thomas Monroe, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, Asheville. Lu- 
cille & Kirby Allen, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard B. 
Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John H. Lyday, Al- 
lene Harberson, Hendersonville 

Reeves, Mr. Grady, Canton — Betty Lou Tate, 
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Deitz, 
Canton. 

Robinson, Mr. Ralph, Clyde — Margaret H. 
Long, Women of Canton Presbyterian 
Church, Canton Presbyterian Men of the 
Church, Canton. 

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SINCE 1910 



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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXXVI No. 18 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 



June 1977 




All CHURCHES TO ATTEND HEARING 



Money requests for various areas of ministry for Asheville 
Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina and the General As- 
sembly Mission causes will be heard at the Budget Council 
meeting on June 28th at 7 P.M. According to chairman P. 
K. Feree, Ruling Elder from Bryson City, this will be the 
first time all the churches have been invited to participate 
in the listening process. Laymen and Ministers have Mr. 
Feree's Council's effort to make the whole church in our 
Presbytery aware of benevolent needs and mission causes. 
Every church, large or small, ought to know "where the mon- 
ey goes" said one Elder of an Asheville area Church. The 
four major committees of presbytery along with representa- 




L.R. Elder Wiley Medford, Dr. & Mrs. Williams, Elder Florence Garner, 
other members of pulpit committee not pictured Wade Earley, Jack 
McCracken. 



BETHEL HAS NEW MINISTER 

The historic old Bethel Presbyterian Church has called 
Dr. Arthur F. Williams to be their pastor. Dr. Williams, 
already a minister in the Presbytery of Asheville is tempo- 
rarily residing at Manor Ridge Apartments in Asheville. 

After spending forty years as an attorney with the Ohio 
Bell Telephone Company in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Williams 
fulfilled the requirements for ordination in the United 
Presbyterian Church and was called to serve by Cleveland 
Presbytery at Marshall Presbyterian Church. He served as 
pastor there for seven years, retiring in 1975. Since then 

cont. on page 4 



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tives from Synod causes and General Assembly Missionary 
causes will be present to share with the expected large crowd 
what needs for 1978 will be. Church members are encour- 
aged to be present and ask questions about any area of need 
to be presented. The Presbytery office suggests that you may 
want to ask, "Is it a Christian Cause?" "Is it possible to im- 
plement such a program and keep it going if it is funded?" 
and "What will we have to cancel in our present programs 
to make new funding possible?" Remember you in the 
pew are the "THEY" when one asks the question in church 
. . . WHAT DO THEY MEAN . . . and HAVE THEY 
GONE CRAZY ? ? ? BE THERE ! ! ! 

COMMISSIONERS BRIEFED 
FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Guilford College campus was the host to the 1977 com- 
missioners to General Assembly on Friday and Saturday. At- 
tending from Asheville Presbytery were William R. Ander- 
son, Stanley Bennett and Wilson McMakin. Ray Dean was 
unable to be present. The commissioners were given infor- 
mation concerning procedure and other matters of court par- 
ticipation. General Assembly Stated Clerk said, "You are 
the Church on June 18-24." Dr. Andrews and other team 
members explained how participation and committee mem- 
bership would take commissioners far into the night as they 
work on matters for the Church. Ruling Elder Charles Wil- 

cont. on page 3 

HAYESVTLLE CHURCH 

CALLS SEMINARY 

INTERN 

The Presbyterian Church in 
Hayesville, N. C. has planned 
for summer ministry with two 
spectrums. The session of the 
church in cooperation with 
Presbytery's committee on con- 
gregational training has em- 
ployed Bowling Cox Yates III. 
"Bo" is a rising Middler at Co- 
lumbia Theological Seminary. 
He holds his undergraduate 
degree in Psychology from 
Georgia State University. The congregation plans to minister 
in part to Yates as he begins his pastoral ministry to them. 
Murphy pastor Rev. Joslin will supervise this effort and par- 
ticipate in the evaluation process when Columbia Seminary 
reviews the work in order to grant academic credit for sum- 
mer work to Yates. 

MEETING (V) REMINDERS 




Bowling Cox Yates III 



DATE 




TIME 


June 


14 


4PM 


June 


14 


6PM 


June 


14 


7PM 


June 


16 


1PM 


June 


17 


1PM 


June 


23 


6PM 


June 


24 


1PM 


June 


27 


1PM 


June 


28 


7PM 



COMMITTEE 

Office of Presbytery Committee 
Congregational Training & Res 
Church Related Vocations 
Assembly Stewardship Event 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGINS 
Board of Trustees Pres. Home 
Synod of NC "Mens Conf." 
Moderators Meeting 
Budget Council Hearings 



MEETING PLACE 

Presbytery Office 

S & W Cafeteria-Asheville Mall 

1st Pres-Asheville 

Music City Motel, Tenn. 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Swannanoa, NC 

Banner Elk, NC 

Presbytery Office 

Azelia Room-S & W Cafeteria 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1977 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyt 

PRESBYTERY AUDIO-VISUAL 
PREVIEW 

Synod is sponsoring an audio-visual 
preview of their free filmstrips and rec- 
ords for our Presbytery on July 6, Wed- 
nesday, from 11:00 to 2:00 o'clock in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Asheville. 
Rev. Mr. Robert McGirt is the host con- 
tact person and Rev. Mr. Curtis Patter- 
son, Synod Resourcing Person, is to pre- 
sent the audio-visuals. 

Send as many people from your church 
as you can for this event, and we would 
especially recommend this for church 
school leaders and teachers, youth ad- 
visors, and ministers. Members from any 
organization in the church would profit 
as the topics cover many areas of church 
life such as stewardship and missions. 

Bring a bag lunch and drinks will be 
furnished by the church. Parking must 
be on our own as the First Church park- 
ing spaces are rented through the week. 
If you need a nursery, call to Presbytery 
Office the number and ages of children 
for whom you have this need at 258- 
8143 or write them at 40 Church Street, 
Asheville 28801 by July 1. 

All of the filmstrips of Synod are in 
a new catalogue entitled, Library of 
Audio-visual Material available at $1.00 
a piece. Movies will also be shown but 
all of these will have to be rented from 
the Presbyterian Center in Atlanta. 

The Christian Education Office of 
Presbytery has requested this preview of 
Synod filmstrips in order to show you 
some more of our free resources which 
can be had merely for the asking from 
Synod's Office, PO Box 10785, Raleigh, 
NC 27605. 

Will we see you, at the AV Preview? 



NOTICE 

What: Presbytery SUMMER 

Meeting 
When: TUESDAY -July 12, 

1977 
Where: Riceville Presbyterian 

Church 

Asheville, N. C. 
Your Session should select its Com- 
missioner representation (and Alter- 
nates) to the Meeting of Presbytery 
now. This will allow more time for 
prayer so that when the vote is cast, 
it will be from a prayerful conviction 
for God's will in matters. 



JUNE 1977 

Entered as second-class mail June 1977, at the Post- 
office at Asheville, N. C, under the act of March 3, 
1879. Second Class Postage paid at Asheville, N. C. 
28802. 



Published Monthly At Asheville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, 

40 Church Street - - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Change of Address Requested 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



ATTORNEY GENERAL TO 
INVESTIGATE MONTREAT! 

A Lenoir minister has filed a petition 
asking the North Carolina attorney gen- 
eral to investigate possible departures 
from the Declaration of Trust under 
which the Mountain Retreat Association 
(Montreat) was founded. 

The Rev. Parker T. Williamson main- 
tains that the Montreat Management 
Council, established by the Presbyterian 
General Assembly in 1972 to administer 
the facility, was not elected in accordance 
with provisions of the trust document. 

He is asking the attorney general to 
"exercise his constitutional power to de- 
fend the Declaration of Trust . . ." He 
charges "that the persons now attempting 
to act as trustees have been improperly 
elected . . . that there are at the present 
time no validly elected trustees of Mon- 
treat . . . that if there should be deter- 
mined that the present Montreat Man- 
agement Council is composed of validly 
elected trustees, their actions are null 
and void due to a lack of quorum re- 
quired by the Declaration of Trust . . ." 

The trust document specifies that "20 
members shall constitute a quorum . . . 
for all purposes." There are only 17 
members of the council. 

The property, consisting of some 4,000 
acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is 
used primarily as a center for church 
conferences. 

Charles W. Bell of Greenville, S. C, 
chairman of the Montreat Management 
Council, said an ad hoc committee will 
meet Thursday and Friday to review 
Williamson's petition. He said the com- 
mittee will bring recommendations to 
the entire council at its regularly sched- 
uled meeting June 1-2 in Montreat. 

Attorney Max O. Cogburn of Ashe- 
ville filed the petition with the attor- 
ney general's office April 7 on behalf of 
Williamson and James M. McCall. 

MEMBERSHIP AND GIVING 
NOTED FOR PRESBYTERIANS 

Membership in the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. decreased a fraction 
of a percentage point in 1976 while -to- 
tal contributions increased 12 per cent. 

Official statistics released today by the 
Office of the General Assembly showed 
a total membership of 882,820, down on- 
ly 365 from the previous year. 

Contributions to all causes went over 
the $200 million mark for the first time 
in the denomination's 116-year history. 
The total for 1976 was $207,983,441; up 
$22,708,217 from 1975. 

This represents a per capita average 
of $236.67. The 1975 figure was $210.- 
99. 

The total membership includes 877,- 
664 communicants and 5,156 ministers. 
In 1975, there were 878,126 communi- 
cants and 5,059 ministers. 



CAMP LITTLE PISGAH 

Beginning this July, Camp Little Pis- 
gah features an entirely different and 
unique summer program under new 
management. Under the direction of the 
Montreat- Anderson College wilderness 
staff, the camp features a special wilder- 
ness-oriented camping program parallel- 
ing that of the regular college curricu- 
lum. 

This is the first time such a program 
has been offered to area boys and girls 
grades 5-12. The camp program is intend- 
ed to help each camper discover the es- 
sentials of wilderness living and the dai- 
ly significance of the Christian faith. 

The responsibilities for managing 
Camp Little Pisgah recently shifted to 
Montreat-Anderson when the Asheville 
Presbytery decided to change its summer 
arrangement and lease the property. 

There will be four camp periods for 
the 1977 season beginning with Adven- 
ture Camp I. Open to junior and senior 
high students, it is an out-of-camp pro- 
gram and includes hiking, canoeing, 
camping and cooking. Rounding out 
the agenda is camp craft, map and com- 
pass, wilderness safety, first aid, rock 
climbing and finally, rappelling. 

Adventure I lasts from July 5 to July 
8 and costs $40. All equipment is pro- 
vided with the exception of hiking boots 
and a sleeping bag. 

Pioneer Camp I, July 10-15, is orient- 
ed to rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders. 
Six full days of out-of-doors activities are 
planned with an emphasis on camping, 
nature crafts and water sports. The cost 
is $50. 

Explorers Camp, which is an advanced 
Pioneer Camp, and Adventure Camp 
II are scheduled for July 17-22. Explor- 
ers Camp offers rising 8th and 9th grad- 
ers an opportunity to participate more 
in the on-camp program with slightly 
longer off-camp day trips. Adventure II 
is a repeat of Adventure I and likewise 
is open to rising 8th through 12th grad- 
ers 

The last session, July 24-29, concludes 
the camp season and is a retreat of Pio- 
neer I. 

As of May 27, approximately 60 camp- 
ers have registered for one camp period 
or another. 

Experienced camp leaders form the 
nucleus of the Pisgah staff with Jake 
Wetzel, head of the M-AC Wilderness 
Program, serving as director; Miss Mar- 
tha Sue Carroll, assistant dean of stu- 
dents at the college, serving as program 
director; and Mrs. Sarah Wetzel, Jake's 
wife, serving as head dietician. 

Jake has a M.A. in Christian Educa- 
tion from Wheaton College. He spe- 
cialized in Camp Ministry and is a 10- 
year veteran in camp leadership. 

He also is a graduate of the Minneso- 
ta Outward Bound and National Out- 
door Leadership Schools and has quali- 
fied as a member of the National Ski 

cont. on page 3 



June 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by Lynn Holman 

PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

STUDENTS WIN ACADEMIC 

HONORS 



WOMEN'S WORK IN THE NEWS 

ASHEVILLE WOC ELECTS NEW OFFICERS 
AND DISCUSS "IN SEARCH OF UNITY" 




L.R. Mrs. Sam Huddleston, Dr. H. B. Dendy, 
Miss Melanie Hyatt, Rev. David Parks, Dr. 
Hubert Clapp. 

Melanie Hyatt graduated from King 
College May 22. The Home's board 
presented her with a set of luggage at 
the May meeting. Members of the Edu- 
cation committee, Mrs. Sam Huddleston, 
Rev. David Parks, Dr. Hubert Clapp, 
and Dr. Henry Dendy wished Mel well 
as she enters law school at Chapel Hill 
this fall. 

Hal Myers and Robin Ferguson grad- 
uated from Owen High School June 7. 
Robin will be entering Lees-McRae Col- 
lege, and Hal is entering A-B Tech to 
study motel management. Dr. Dendy 
presented them with embossed leather 
Bibles, a traditional gift for the Home's 
seniors. 

Marc Buhrmaster, a junior, was named 
an honor student, and was a junior mar- 
shal at Owen High's graduation cere- 
monies. 

This month we were pleased to wel- 
come Church circles from Grace Cov- 
enant Presbyterian Church, and First 
Presbyterian church of Asheville to the 
Home for luncheon meetings. We hope 
that they enjoyed their visit as much as 
we enjoy having them come. Mrs. 
Haynes, our dietician, always does an 
exceptional job of preparing a good 
meal for our guests. 

Cheryl Buhrmaster, a fifth-grader, was 
finalist in the Black Mt. gramrner school 
math contest. Although she didn't win, 
we were proud that she was chosen from 
her class to compete. 

COMMISSIONER BRIEF— from p. 1 

kins of Greensboro and Synod Executive 
Robert Jansen helped to clarify various 
areas of agenda which will be presented 
for action to the voting commissioners. 
All plenary sessions of the General As- 
sembly will be in the War Memorial 
Auditorium except Sunday Worship at 
Downtown Presbyterian Church. Regis- 
tration begins Saturday, June 18. Ashe- 
ville Presbytery congregations can re- 
ceive daily reports on the 117th General 
Assembly by dialing 615-242-7111. The 
three-minute recorded messages will be- 
gin on opening day, and continue 
through adjournment. You pay the 
phone bill, of course, but the cost isn't 
very much. 



The 71st annual meeting of the Wom- 
en of the Church of Asheville Presby- 
tery was held April 13-14 at Oak Forest 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Mrs. C. R. Carpenter, host church 
president, extended a welcome to the 
women. Mrs. Silas M. Vaughn, Presi- 
dent, Women of the Church, Asheville 
Presbytery, presided. 

Speaking: to a record-setting number 
of oarticinants, Dr. Carswell Hughes, 
minister, First Presbyterian Church. 
Charlotte discussed "In Search of Unity." 

The theme of the meeting was "Mov- 
ing Toward Wholeness." 

A highlight of the meeting was the 
presentation of a special banner symbol- 
izing presbytery's ministries. 

The banner will be on display at the 
women's conferences in Tune, and then 
will be given to Asheville Presbvterv's 
sister presbytery in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 
July at the General Assembly Women's 
Conference in Montreat. 

The banner was made by Betty Pritch- 
ard, Mrs. Charles Rawls and Mrs. W. 
C. Breageale. 

Music was provided by two groups 
from Mon treat-Anderson College: the 
General Assembly Singers and the M-AC 
choir, both directed by Betsy Oliver. 

Special guests were Mrs. Walter C. 
Newton, chairman, Synod's Ministry 
Group in Women's Work; Ann Wing, 
WOC scholarship recipient, M-AC; the 
Rev. Philip Nicholas, host church; Dr. 
Silas Vaughn, president: and Carlisle 
Hoyt, director of Christian education, 
Asheville Presbytery. 

OFFICERS FOR 1977-78 
Title Name Church 

President, Mrs. Silas Vaughn, Montreat; 
President elect, Mrs. Harold Minnick, 
Black Mountain; Vice President, Mrs. 
Murry Miller, Grace Covenant: Record- 
ing Secretary, Mrs. Frank Wade, Black 
Mountain; Corresponding Secretary, 
Mrs. John Akers, Montreat; Treasurer, 

CE:SA- 

Prepare for the Christian Education: 
Shared Approaches by taking a look at 
your overall Christian Education pro- 
gram. One guide for helping you to take 
this look is called Developing the Con- 
gregation's Educational Program and this 
is in the Presbytery DCE's Office. She 
is happy to help run you through this 
experience to determine how to best 
choose and use the Christian Education; 
Shared Approaches material. CE:SA is 
preparing four curriculum for uses in the 
churches and knowing the characteristics 
of this material, plus the kinds of litera- 
ture that you wish, is matched-up in the 
guide above. You may find you wish 
to choose other curriculum than that 
which is prepared by CE:SA. 



Mrs. F. E. Baker, West Asheville; His- 
torian, Mrs. Glenn Heim, First Church, 
Hendersonville; District I Chairman, 
Mrs. Walter C. Harlow, Westminster; 
District II Chairman, Mrs. Dan S. Hens- 
ley, Riceville; District III Chairman, 
Mrs. Eudora Gunn, Bryson City; District 
IV Chairman, Mrs. Grace Munro, Bre- 
vard Davidson River: District V Chair- 
man, Mrs. Jay Kneedler, Sylva; Person- 
al Faith and Family Life, Mrs. Marion 
Beegle, Cullowhee: Christian Commun- 
ity Action, Mrs. William Davidson, Ken- 
ilworth; Ecumenical Mission & Rela- 
tions, Mrs. Brandon Glasgow, Weaver- 
ville; Leadership & Resources, Mrs. My- 
ron Northrup, Trinity, Hendersonville; 
White Cross, Mrs. Warren Loftis, Mon- 
treat. 

Honorary life memberships were pre- 
sented to Airs. Archie McNair of Ashe- 
ville, immediate past president, WOC, 
Asheville Presbytery, and Mrs. Harold 
Woody of Asheville, past treasurer, 
WOC, Asheville Presbytery. 

Editor's note: A report of the meet- 
ing was submitted by Mrs. Sam Patton. 

CAMP LITTLE PISGAH— from p. 2 
Patrol and as a Whitewater instructor 
for the American Canoeing Association. 
Jake has been a team leader for rock and 
mountain climbing expeditions spon- 
sored by Adventurous Christians and is 
an occasional instructor for the Wheaton 
College Vanguard School, which is a 
Christian approach to the Outward Pro- 
gram. 

Miss Carroll also received her masters 
in Christian Education from Wheaton 
College. She has been certified by the 
American Red Cross as a Water Safety 
Instructor and will be in charge of the 
waterfront at the camp. In 10 years camp 
experience, she has directed counselor 
training camps, led extended wilderness 
expeditions and planned camp programs 
and Bible studies. 

Mrs Wetzel likewise has her degree 
in Christian Education from Wheaton 
College and is working toward a teach- 
ing certificate in Elementary Education. 
She has worked as a counselor and die- 
tician in previous years of camp experi- 
ence. 

Camp counselors, many of whom are 
M-AC recreation majors, have complet- 
ed at least one year of college and are 
selected on the basis of their Christian 
character and their job qualifications. 
All undergo a training period prior to 
camp. 

The camp staff is interdenominational 
and invites any person who would like 
to attend. Further information may be 
obtained by calling 704 669-8011 or 704 
628-1910 or by writing Camp Little Pis- 
gah, Box 548, Route 6, Asheville, NC 
28803. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 197' 



Have you put us in your will? 



Albarty, Mr. J. L., Jr., Winston-Salem — Mr. & 

Mrs. Harold Ft. Woody, Women of Malvern 

Hills Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Avery, Miss Suzanne, Raleigh — Mr. & Mrs. R. 

D. Eskridge, Asheville. 
Beachboard, Mrs. Mary Stuart, Asheville— Mr. 

and Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. 

T. W. Pritchard, Jr., Asheville. 
Beeler, Mr. Kyle, Knoxville, Tenn. — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 
Bender, Mrs. David S., Gerton, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Andrew Trefois, Hendersonville. 
Blalock, Mrs. Carl, Canton— Mr. & Mrs. Tate 

Barlow, Mr. Harry N. Matthews, Canton. 
Bradham, Mrs. Willie Donaldson, Roanoke, Va. 

— Circle No. 3, Waynesville Presbyterian 

Church, Waynesville. 
Brooks, Mr. Jack, Siler City, N.C.— Mr. & Mrs. 

L. H. Parmele, Hendersonville. 
Brown, Mr. Walter D., Sr., Olivia, N. C— Circle 

No. 1 and No. 3, Waynesville Presbyterian 

Church, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47, 

Waynesville. 
Bryant, Mr. Bob, Rock Hill, S. C— W. C. Hick- 

lin, Arden. 
Camper, Mr. Joseph, Franklin — Mr. C. Bryant 

McClure, Morrison Presbyterian Church, 

Circle No. 3, Franklin Presbyterian Church, 

Franklin, N. C. 
Carroll, Mr. C. W., Asheville— Nina E. Wrenn, 

Swannanoa, N. C. 
Cellon, Mrs. Mayme, Alachua, Fla.— Mr. & Mrs. 

F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Chaffee, Mr. Arthur Cyrus, Morganton — Mr. & 
Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Closson, Mr. Richard, Jacksonville, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. C. E. Weaver, Asheville. 

Corbett, Mrs. Marion B., Houston, Texas — 
Samuel E. Leonard, Women of Montreat 
Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

De Nagy, Mr. Louis, Hendsrscnville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Norman Basher, Hockessin, Delaware. 

Dixon, Mr. Frank, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Ezeil, Mrs. Billie M., Asheville — Mrs. Joan P. 
Stamey, Mrs. Helma C. Palen, Clyde, N. C. 

Foster, Mrs. Tryon, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. 
Devlin, Asheville. 

Gardner, Mrs. A. A., Sr. — Miss Carlisle Hoyt, 
Asheville. 

Garrett, Mr. Jesse H., Chesnee, S. C. — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Gibson, Mr. Robert H., Waynesville — Circle 
No. 1 and Circle No. 3, Waynesville Pres- 
byterian Church, Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, 
Mrs. Joseph W. Judd, Nora Swift Atkins, 
Waynesville, Mrs. Cheryl J. Capps, Chapel 
Hill, Mr. & Mrs. Harold R. Woody, Mr. & 
Mrs. Gerald Sluder, Women of Malvern Hills 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, Mill En- 
gineering, Maintenance & Construction 
Planning Dept. of Bowater Southern Paper 
Corp., Calhoun, Tenn., Mr. & Mrs. Norman 

G. Holtz, Cleveland, Tenn. 

Greene, Mr. Carl W., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. C. 

Grier, Asheville. 
Guerry, Walter Stephen, III, Asheville — Mr. & 



immortal (Stfta 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Mrs. James H. Westall, Arden. 
Hall, Mr. E. B., Saluda, N. C— Mr. & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Harrison, Mr. A. D., Waynesville — Ida Jean 

Brown, Waynesville. 
Huie, Mr. Litchfield, Warsaw, N. C. — The Usher 

Family, Hendersonville. 
Johnson, Mrs. A. R. — Betty Tate, Canton. 
Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. D. L., Horse Shoe— Mr. & 

Mrs. A. F. Kimzey, Arden, N. C. 
Klinck, Mr. William J., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph Rector, Paul, Michael & Laura, Hen- 
dersonville. 
Latimer, Mrs. Charles, Hackensack, N. J. — 

Roy J. Fisher, Hendersonville. 
Matheson, Nora, Asheville — Mrs. P. D. Poston, 

Johnsonville, S. C. 
Mclntyre, Mrs. J. W., Hendersonville — Mrs. C. 

F. Stonecipher, Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville, Mrs. L. H. 

McKay, Flat Rock. 
Osborne, Mr. Elmer, Canton — Mr. C. Bryant 

McClure, Franklin. 
Pavlish, Mr. Arthur D., Duluth, Minn. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Wayne Seppanen, Hendersonville. 
Perkins, Mrs. James D., Bethesda, Ohio — 

Gene & Jean Usher, First Presbyterian 

Church Sewing Group, Hendersonville. 
Powell, Mr. J. B., Asheville — Mrs. Sallie Bailey, 

Asheville. 
Purnell, Lynne Susan — Harriet W. Cottrell, 

Hendersonville. 



FREE GIFT 



PERSONAL ESTATE RECORDS 

FOLDER 

Contact Presbyterian Home 

or Presbytery office 



Quidor, Miss Sallie, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Read, Mrs. Alan F., Hendersonville — Circle 
No. 6, First Presbyterian Church, Hender- 
sonville, Mr. & Mrs. Hurd Sutherland, 
Saluda. 

Redden, Tim, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Reeves, Mr. M. Grady, Canton — Velma S. 
Mears, Canton. 

Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. R. W., Asheville— Mr. & 
Mrs. A. F. Kimzey, Arden. 

Rubins, Mrs. Elizabeth Terrell, Candler — Mrs. 
Alice S. Reynolds, Weaverville. 

Sheider, Mrs. A. L., Hendersonville — Mrs. A. L. 
McKay, Flat Rock, Elsie Ficker, Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred Suddath, Allene Harberson, Hender- 
sonville. 

Sinclair, Mr. W. B., Hendersonville — Vernon & 
Leander Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Camp- 
bell, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Garren, Henderson- 
ville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 
Enclosed Is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



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complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Have you put us in your will? 



Sklar, Mr. Charles, St. Petersburg, Fla. — Mr 

Roy J. Fisher, Hendersonville. 
Smathers, Mrs. Rufus, Waynesville — Mrs 

Elizabeth F. Burnette, Waynesville. 
Smyth, David H., Tulsa, Okla. — Mr. & Mrs 

E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 
Stevens, Mr. Lloyd, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. C 

J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 
Stevens, Mrs. Myrtle — Mr. & Mrs. John L 

Brown, Hendersonville. 
Thomas, Mr. J. R., Okmulgee, Okla. — Mis 

Cora Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. P. F. Sudduth, Mi 

& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville Mrs 

L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
Tudos, Mr. Lawrence, Montreat — Mr. Samue 

Leonard, Women of Montreat Church, Mon 

treat, N. C. 
Uzzell, Mrs. R. S., Queens Village, N. Y. - 

Mr. & Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard 
Varner, Mr. Tom, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E 

Norville, Brevard. 

Webb, Mrs. Grace, Brevard— Ada H. Allisor 

Pisgah Forest, N. C. 
Westall, Mrs. Julia R., Arden — Fellowshi| 

Class, Arden Presbyterian Church, Arden. 
Young, Mr. Sam, Sr., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs 

R. D. Eskridge, Women of Kenilworth Pres 

byterian Church, Circle No. 1, Asheville. 



NEW MINISTER— from p. 1 

he has been actively engaged in suppl) 
ing various churches. Most recently h 
served as interim minister at Oak Foi 
est Presbyterian Church in Asheville 
North Carolina. Dr. Williams has hi 
doctorate in law and his bachelors de 
gree in the liberal arts. Dr. William 
was one of the first pastors to take am 
pass the standard ordination exams ii 
the areas of theology, Bible exegesis, po; 
ity, sacraments which are now requirei 
of all candidates for the ministry in th 
Presbyterian Church US. 

On August 10, 1834 the Bethel Churcl 
was organized and was the first Presb) 
terian Church in Haywood County am 
was the first organized congregation o 
any denomination in the Bethel Corr 
munity. The church was given the nam 
Ebenezer which was later changed t< 
Bethel and it became the mother churl 
to the Canton Presbyterian Church. Dui 
ing the early years of her existence, th 
Bethel congregation worshipped in th 
"Union Meeting House" along with th 
Methodist and Baptists of the con 
munity. In the year 1885 a white fram 
church building was erected on land be 
longing to Mr. W. S. Terrell. This i 
the present site. A new building pre 
gram enlarged the church in 1964 to it 
present size. The inside of the worshii 
sanctuary as seen today has been refui 
bished to some extent but retains th 
same natural wood interior it had i) 
1861. Serving the church as Elders are 
Mr. Wiley Medford; C. S. Rollins; Clii 
ton Terrell, Roy Deitz, Jack McCracker 
and Mrs. Henry Garner. Deacons are 
Mr. Fred Pardue, Wade Earley, and Jo 
Church. 

Worship service begins at 11 A.M 
each Sunday. Sunday School for all age; 
starts at 9:45 each Sunday morning. 



Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 1910 



tmks. 



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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXXVII No. 19 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 



July 1977 



PRESBYURV MEETS M RICEVIUE 





Host Pastor Larry Ayers 
prepares program agenda 



Presbytery was called to 
order by Moderator Wm. T. 
Wing who preached from 2 
Cor. 5:11-15 on the theme 
"Resources for Service". Dr. 
Hoyt Evans led the court in 
a prayer for the missionaries. 
The Rev. Billy Joe Martin, 
Moderator elect was installed 
to the office and accom- 
panied to the pulpit by Dr. 
Henry Dendy. Visiting ministers, Elders, and prospective 
candidates were introduced. Presbytery voted to release candi- 
date Rick McArthur to another Presbytery and voted to drop 
Gary McKenna from the candidate rolls (at McKenna's own 
request) . 

. . . An inpressive charge by the Rev. Hugh Eichelburger was 
given to new candidates Richard Haynie (Grace Covenant) 
and Charles T. Rawls III (Asheville First) . The two new 
candidates gave their Christian testimonies and answered 
questions about their intent to pursue training for the minis- 
try. Dr. Allen Gardner led the court in prayer for these can- 
didates. 

The Commission on the Minister reported changes in sal- 
ary were requested for Highlands Church. The increase was 
approved by the Presbyters. 




The Rev. A. M. (Sandy) McGeachy, 
pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 
was awarded a doctor of ministry degree 
by McCormick Theological Seminary 
during graduation exercises held June 
7th in Chicago. The D.Min. is a profes- 
sional degree developed in the last 15 
years. It emphasizes the practice of min- 
Dr. A. M. McGeachy istry and is designed especially for pas- 
tors who have completed the master's level of study, as well 
as several years of service and experience in the parish. 

This graduate level study program, which generally takes 
about three years to complete, involves reading, intensive 
classes on various areas of parish life, such as organizational 
behavior, developing church leaders, revitalizing worship, 
conflict management, laity expectations and financial man- 
agement, projects and assignments to be completed within 
the church served by the student. 






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3|[iAaqsv jo Aj3)Aqs3Jd 
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Mr. E. A. Andrews, Chairman of Presbytery's Camp Coun- 
cil gave the details of Camp Little Pisgahs 1977 camping pro- 
gram. He told those present of the exciting changes taking 
place on the camp grounds and at the waterfront. 

Mr. P. K. Feree, Chairman of the Budget Council present- 
ed the asking budget of $282,780 for 1978 fiscal period. Mr. 
Feree, an Elder from Bryson City Church reminded the Court 
that trends in the past two years were "downward" and need- 
ed to be "upward"! A motion directing the Administration 
and Promotion Committee to communicate the urgency of the 
situation to individual church congregations was passed. This 
committee will plan for teams to visit each church or session 
with information and to ask each churchs increase for 1978. 
Dr. Hoyt Evans, Dean of Montreal Anderson College point- 
ed out, "If each person in our church congregations of this 
presbytery would increase their giving by $3.90 during 1978, 
we could meet this budget!" 

An information panel gave a report on action which took 
place at the 1977 General Assembly in Nashville, Tenn. The 
overture on Homosexuality New Ordination vows, state- 
ments on Television Violence were among the many topics 
which provoked questions during the hour before lunch and 
for thirty minutes afterward. 

A special judicial committee was to be appointed to meet 
with the session of First Church Hendersonville in regard to 
a dispute in the integrity of a constitutional matter voted 
upon at General Assembly concerning the Book of Church 
Order ordination questions. 

Dr. Grier Davis was asked to write two overtures to be 
directed to 1978 General Assembly dealing with the change 
in constitutional matters and concerning rights of groups to 
vote in standing committees. 

Elder Wilson McMakin was elected to membership in 
Synod of North Carolina Council. He replaces Sam Patton, 
Elder from West Asheville who has completed a three year 
term. 

Miss Sollmann Has 

20th Year Anniversary 

At Presbytery Office 

We "PRAISE the LORD" for Miss 
Sollmann! Edith Sollmann who could 
best be described as MISS ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY celebrated her 20th year 
as Asheville Presbytery's employee. Her 
unique college training began in New 
York State at Nyack Bible College where 
Miss Edith Sollmann she came from her native Ohio. After 
graduation the college employed her as their bookkeeper. 
Through the years her accounting and secretarial adminis- 
trative abilities and talents have served the Lord in various 
responsibilities. She came to the Presbytery office in 1957 
when Dr. R. E. McClure was Executive Secretary. Serving 
under Rev. McClure, Rev. W. G. Thomas, Rev. Hoyt Evans, 
and now Rev. Bill Anderson . . . she is loved by all. 
We look forward to another twenty years and say 
"God Bless You . . . Miss "S". 




Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July 1977 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyte E.S. 

A list of the filmstrips and records 
which are in each Presbytery Audio- 
visual Center is being given to your 
Church School Superintendent along 
with a description of each in the com- 
plete list. Five of this set are being given 
to your minister and elder at the July 
meeting of Presbytery, so be sure to get 
them from your superintendent or see 
your commissioners to this meeting if 
he has not yet gotten them. 

Use these lists to fit into your Church 
School lesson, your Women of the 
Church program, your Evening Fellow- 
ship meeting, so that you will have a 
filmstrip to suit the occasion. Write or 
call Mrs. Harold Glenn, 85 Beverly Rd., 
Asheville 28806 for the West Asheville 
Center; Mr. David Thorne, 211 Maple 
Street, Brevard 28712 for the Brevard 
Center; Church Secretary, P. O. Box 216, 
Swannanoa, NC 28778 for the Swanna- 
noa Center; and AV Center, P. O. Box 
549, Bryson City, NC 28713 for the Bry- 
son' City Center. 

If you need more lists, please contact 
the Christian Education Office of Pres- 
bytery, and if you need help securing 
your filmstrips, please contact this office 
also. Your superintendent plans to put 
at least one of these sets on file in his 
office for everyone. You as a church 
should decide who else should have one 
for themselves. 

CE:SA Update 

An update on the Christian Educa- 
tion: Shared Approaches (CE:SA) move- 
ment is being planned on September 22 
and 23 at Queens College in Charlotte 
for representatives from the Presbyteries 
of our Synod of North Carolina. The 
CE:SA is forming four curriculum for 
use in our churches, called Knowing the 
Word, Interpreting the Word, Living 
the Word and Doing the Word, and 
these four sets are to be chosen by the 
churches for their use. 

To help each church in their plan- 
ning for literature, the model called De- 
veloping the Congregations Education 
Program has been shaped by CE:SA. 
The DCE would be so glad to run a 
church through this process. It gives 
them a look at themselves in purpose 
and aims with a picture of where they 
are, so that intelligent choices can be 
made on one of these four approaches 
for curriculum or even for another kind. 

The first literature is already out and 
is Knowing the Word. This, as most 
people know, is the Uniform Series 
which has now been linked to Discover- 
ing the Bible With Children. It has 
been well received and is being used by 
many churches now in our Presbytery. 
The Doing the Word approach is done 
in units for electives and some of this set 
are already here also and one in Meta- 
morphosis and another was Bicenten- 
nial. 



WOMEN OF ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

by Margaret Patton 






In the picture are (left to right) Mrs. 
Cathy Vaughn and Mrs. Betty Pritchard 
(Grace Covenant Church) with the 
banner designed and made by Mrs. 
Pritchard. 

The symbols represent the basic Chris- 
tian commitments and responsibilities 
of women = first to Christ as indicated 
by the cross; and then to the family, 
congregation, community and world in 
the light of the cross. The mountains of 
Asheville Presbytery with our two chief 
causes: Montreat-Anderson College (the 
young people in cap and gown) and 
Presbyterian Home for Children (the 
children) . 

Mrs. Cathy Vaughn, President of the 
Women of Asheville Presbytery reports 
that the N. C. Women's Conference held 
at Montreat, N. C, June 11-17, 1977 was 
excellent. We had record attendance 
from our Presbytery with 18 churches 
being represented. A total of 64 plus 3 
guest, and 24 one day registrants gave 
us a grand total of 88 plus staff. 

Mrs. Ann Renegar, Conference Direc- 
tor, and her staff must be commended 
for their role in making the conference 
such a tremendous success. The staff in- 
cluded: Mrs. D. E. Renegar, Director 
(Bryson City) ; Mrs. Harold Woody, 
Business Manager, (Malverns Hills) ; 
Mrs. William Marquis, Pianist, (Swan- 
nanoa) ; Mrs. C. W. La Bonte, Work- 
shop, (Montreat) ; Mrs. James Wert, 
Workshop, (Hendersonville) ; Miss Car- 
lisle Hoyt, Audio-Visual, (Asheville 
Presbytery) ; Mrs. T. W. Pritchard, Ban- 
ner-Making, (Grace Covenant) ; Mrs. 
Win. Davidson, Workshop, (Oak For- 
est) ; Mrs. Harold Minnick, Speaker; 
Dr. Hoyt Evans, Faculty; Dr. Calvin 
Thielman, Preacher. 

JULY 1977 

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REV. PETER MARSHAL 
COMES TO FRANKLIN 

Franklin Presbyterian Church hosted 
crowds of worshipping North Carolina 
Christians on July 11 and 12. The pastor 
said, "Our hearts were blessed and our 
spirits were uplifted during these splen- 
did services." Rev. Marshal is a great 
evangelist and a very warm personality 
in his ministry for the Lord Jesus 
Christ", said another member of the 
congregation. The Church pastor is 
the Rev. Ronald Odum. 

BREVARD CHURCH INSTALLS 
JERRY ROBINSON 

The Rev. Jerry G. Robinson has be- 
gun his official ministry at the Brevard- 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church as 
of July 1. The Rev. Bill Anderson was 
the presiding minister. 

The Rev. John Neville preached the 
sermon; and the Rev. Larry Sharpless 
charged the congregation. 

Mr. Robinson comes from Aiken, S. C. 
where he was associate minister of First 
Presbyterian Church, and was modera- 
tor of Congaree Presbytery. 




After attending Lincolnton public 
schools, Mr. Robinson was graduated 
from Davidson College, Davidson, and 
Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlan- 
ta, Georgia. 

He and his wife, Judy (a registered 
nurse) , have three sons - Robbie, 19; 
Timothy, 18; and David 11. 

An active youth worker in the Synod 
of the Southeast, Mr. Robinson has been 
a youth counselor in Bethel and Con- 
garee Presbyteries. He has also conduct- 
ed evangelistic services in North and 
South Carolina. 



OAK FOREST CHURCH 

BEGINS PULPIT SEARCH 

CALL CHURCH OFFICE 

IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS 



[July 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by Lynn Holman 

On July 10, a Sunday afternoon, 
lightning struck our gymnasium, start- 
ling a fire in the ceiling area. The Black 
Mountain fire department responded 
quickly holding damage to a minimum. 
Part of the ceiling was burned, the 
floor was damaged by water and several 
of the windows were broken. Fortunate- 
ly, there were no injuries. Dates for re- 
pair work have not yet been set. The 
Home certainly would like to thank the 
Black Mt. department for their fast and 
icourteous help. 

We have a new dietician at the Home. 
'Mrs. Ruth Beeam started working at 
the Home following summer vacation. 
Mrs. Beeam is from St. Petersburg, 
Florida, and spent most of her life work- 
ing as a beautician. She is the mother of 
two grown daughters, and certainly 
seems to enjoy the children as much as 
they enjoy her. 

We want to say good-by to Mrs. 
Georgia Haynes who has spent several 
years working at the Home as our die- 
tician. We will certainly miss her, but 
'she is leaving to take a well-deserved 
retirement. 

The children enjoyed their summer 
vacations this year, but like the staff, 
most were glad to get back home. 

The final grading period found many 
of our children on the school honor 
roll. They include: Marc Buhrmaster, 
Hal Meyers, Brett Clarkson, Freida 
Wiggins, Marcella Buhrmaster, Darlene 
Wiggins, Karen Buckner, Sandy Spillars, 
Brenda Clarkson, Sheila Spillars, Mich- 
lie Campbell. 

WESTMINSTER CHURCH 
HAS SUMMER D.C.E. 



ASHEVILLE FIRST HAS 
NEW YOUTH STAFF 




Ellen Evans 

A Wheaton College senior has been 
employed by Westminster Church to 
;erve as their Summer Educational Spe- 
;ialist. Ellen Evans, a graduate of Mon- 
reat Anderson is doing her summer 
'Field-Work Project" for requirements 
n her university work at Wheaton. 
Activities supervised by Miss Evans in- 
lude a Bible School and Day Camp. 




Richard Boyce 

Richard Boyce has been called by First 
Presbyterian of Asheville to undertake 
the position of youth director, vacated 
by seminary-bound Carleton Pridgen. 
Richard, whose home is Richmond, is 
a recent graduate of Davidson College 
looking toward further graduate-level 
study. Viewing his new position as an 
opportunity for two-way growth, Mr. 
Boyce hopes to maintain and further 
the church's already strong youth min- 
istry while searching and strengthening 
his own purposes and goals for the fu- 
ture. Though Richard's first responsi- 
bility will be the youth fellowships, he 
will also be very much involved in the 
church's Christian Education Program 
as a whole. 



GRACE COVENANT ASSOCIATE 
PASTOR TO LEAVE AUG. 31 

A letter from Dicks McKell 
As most of you know by now, I have 
recently announced my decison to leave 
Grace Covenant at the end of the sum- 
mer. On September first I will begin a 
year of Advanced Clinical Pastoral Edu- 
cation at Richmond Memorial Hospital 
in Richmond, Virginia. The year will 
provide intensive study and practical 
experience in the area of pastoral coun- 
seling in a general hospital setting. 

The decision to leave Grace Cove- 
nant has been the most difficult decision 
of my life. I love our church very much 
and that makes it very difficult to leave. 
However, I feel as if I have not grown 
very significantly in the past year and 
that is not fair to the church. I also feel 
the need to make some long-range vo- 
cational decisions and I believe the 
CPE. experience will help with this. 

My nearly six years with you have 
just been super, so let me assure you 
that whatever pain and grief my leaving 
causes is certainly felt by me as well as 
you. Saying goodbye is not easy, and yet 
I am thankful that it hurts to leave for 
that means we have something special. 
I am also thankful for the faith you have 
shown to me. It gives me hope for the 
new ministry I am about to begin. 

—Dick 



BUDGET HEARINGS WERE 

WELL ATTENDED! 

WERE YOU THERE? 

The special meeting for hearing re- 
quests for the 1978 Budget was attend- 
ed by many interested congregations. 
Many of our members wonder how and 
what our offering money goes for. Some 
have asked, "who comes to these meet- 
ings"? Each session clerk was sent a 
(first class) letter asking that all in the 
congregation be informed and invited. 
The June Our Mountain Work carried 
the headline invitation to come . . . each 
pastor received a (first class) letter 
about the event. The following came 
and registered: 

Rev. A. M. McGeachy, C. H. Goode, 
Trinity; B. K. Glasgow, Sarah Glasgow, 
Barbara Rogers, Jim Rogers, Weaver- 
ville; Mrs. William McKay, John M. 
Griswold, Glen Ridenour, Henderson- 
ville First; Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Brit- 
tains Cove; Rev. Billy Martin, J. F. 
Schultheis, Swannanoa; Silas M. Vaughn, 
Walter L. Hall, Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege; Don C. McKenzie, Presbyterian 
Home for Children; J. R. Lewis, Grace 
Covenant; Rev. Larry Sharp! ess, Mills 
River; Louis Johnson, Rev. John F. Hea- 
ley, Etowah; James M. Skidmore, Jr., 
George L. Johnson, Montreat; Rev. 
Richard G. Shelor, Mrs. Sam Codey, 
Allan A. Springer, Black Mountain; 
Rev. J. Lawrence Ayers, Riceville; W. P. 
Bradley, Bo Yates, Hayesville; Jesse Hol- 
loway. Paul M. Jones, West Asheville; 
Vernon McHan, Rev. D. Edward Rene- 
gar, P. K. Ferree, Bryson City; Rev. Stan- 
ley L. Bennett, Cullowhee; Carroll D. 
Stevenson, Bryson City; Bill Sessler, Rev. 
A. Allen Gardner, Rev. Robert McGirt, 
Asheville First; Paul Tyndall, Glenn 
Mahaffey, Malvern Hills; Rev. Leroy 
Secrest, Kenilworth; Bill Anderson, Pres- 
bytery Office. 



COMING PRESBYTERY EVENTS 

FALL PRESBYTERY MEETING Oct. 11 

at Grace Covenant Church 

JUNIOR HI RETREAT Nov. 4-5 

at Montreat Conference Center 

SENIOR HI RETREAT ... Dec. 2-3-4 

at Windy Gap Conference Center 

EVANGELISM WORKSHOP . Oct. 21 

at Highlands Church 

ADVISOR'S WORKSHOP .Sept. 24 

at Sylva Church 

MENS FALL RALLY Oct. 20 

at Presbyterian Home 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July 1977 



Have you put us in your will? 



Ashley, Mr. David, Saluda, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas M. Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. J. Archi- 
bald Drake, Hendersonvllle. 

Auger, Mrs. Robert, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
M. Devlin, Asheville. 

Avant, James Olin, Weiumpka, Ala. — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 

Bailey, Second Lt. Robert L. — Mary & Jay I. 
Kneedler, Sylva, N. C. 

Baugh, Mr. George H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. D. Eskridge, Col. & Mrs. Robert C. 
Brown, Mrs. Charles M. Britt, Asheville. 

Beck, Mr. Albert L., Jr., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Arthur W. Childs, Hendersonville. 

Bender, Mr. & Mrs. David, Gerton, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Samuel H. Pruett, Vienna, VA. 

Brown, Mr. Ben, Atlanta, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. J. 
H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mrs. E. M., Lincolnton, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. George W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mrs. J. P., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles Plank III, Louisville, KY. 

Brown, Mr. Walter, Olivia, N. C. — Haywood 
County Telephone Pioneers, Waynesville. 

Capps, Mrs. Webster E., Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 

Cathey, Mrs. Minnie Clarke, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sum- 
ner, Sr., Mrs. Sue W. Reusing, Asheville. 

Chaffee, Mr. Arthur Cyrus — Paula Camenzind, 
Pawleys Island, S. C. 

Childs, Mrs. J. S., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Childs, 
Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. George Klick, Elea- 
nor Kershlis, Circle #3-First Presbyterian 
Church, Sew & Sews, Mrs. F. M. Perry, Mr. 
G. C. Richardson, Jr., all of Hendersonville, 
N. C, Caroiyn Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. 
Giilison, Horse Shoe, N. C. Mrs. L. H. Mc- 
Kay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Brown, 
Laurens, S. C. Sue & Ann Bell, Etowah, 
N. C. James Brown IV, Chicago, ILL. 

Coleman, Mr. William, Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles G. Tennent, Asheville. 

Cosby, Mr. John P., Sr., Greenville, S. C. — 
Annie Lippert & Rosa Low, Asheville. 

Crane, Dr. Henry H., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mr. J. P., Westminster, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. 
Childs, Mrs. Walter Pike, Circle #3-First 
Presbyterian Church, Sew & Sews, Hender- 
sonville. 

Donaldson, Colone! T. Q. — E. R. Donaldson, 
Etowah, N. C. 

Drake, Alta, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. J. 
Archibald Drake, Hendersonville. 

Drake, Miss Jean, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry L. Rogers, Sidney & Mildred Grubbs, 
Mrs. James C. Dishner, Hendersonville. 
Florence Cathey, Charlotte Cathey, Mary 
Lee Cathey, Candler, N. C. Mrs. L. H. Mc- 
Kay, Flat Rock. 



HHntuirial (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Fain, Mrs. J. T. Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

J. H. Flanagan, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 

Jr., Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Hendersonville. 

Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock, N. C. 
Frampton, Mrs. Lucille C, Charleston, S. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis D. Mitchell, Asheville. 
Gardner, Mrs. A. Allen, Sr., Asheville. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Charles G. Tennent, Asheville. 
Garlapo, Mrs. Raymond, Arcade, N. Y. — Dr. & 

Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 
Gash, Mr. Wilbur Leroy, Swannanoa — Circle 

#3 - Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Kittie 

Sue McElroy, Weaverville. 
Gentry, Mr. Donald, Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Gibson, Mr. Ralph E., Canton — Velma S. 

Mears, Canton. 



Have you put us in your will? 




• 



Mrs. C. J. Vandenhoogen 

Mrs. "Van" comes in to assist Miss 
Sollmann in the work which is done for 
Presbyterian Home at the Presbytery 
Office. Phone or write us if you have 
special instructions for acknowledging 
your "In Lieu of Flowers" gifts. We can 
also honor special occasions like birth- 
days, anniversaries, or other happy 
events. 

Asheville Presbytery Office 
Telephone 704-258-8143 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to. 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Gibson, Mr. Robert H., Waynesville — Circle 

#1 - Waynesville Presbyterian Church, 

Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Prevost, 

Hazelwood, N. C. 
Gosnell, Mr. Durham, Tryon — Mr. & Mrs 

George W. Wheeler, Jr., Brevard. 
Harrison, Mr. Arthur Dewey, Jr., Waynesville— 

Circle #3, Waynesville Presbyterian Church 

Waynesville. 
Harvy, Mr. Howard F., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 
Huether, Mr. William, Hendersonville — Mrs. 

William P. Huether, Hendersonville. 
Iverson, Dr. Daniel, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs 

Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 
Johnson, Mrs. Fannie, Canton — Velma S 

Mears, Canton, N. C. 
Kennedy, Sarah F., Pittsburgh, PA — Mary N 

Coon, Hendersonville. 
Lester, Mr. A. Gilbert, Winter Haven, Fla.— 

John & Beulah Griswold, Hendersonville. 
Lowrance, Mrs. George, Memphis, Tenn.— 

Mr. & Mrs. Edmund T. Gulledge, Jr., Myrtle 

Beach, S. C. 

Mastin, Mr. James T., Asheville — Mrs. Robert 
Cosgrove, Asheville. 

Mclntyre, Mrs. J. W., Hendersonville — Mrs. J. 
R. Sandifer, Hendersonville. 

Melton, Mr. John — Lakey Gap Presbyterian 
Church, Women of Lakely Gap Presbyterian 
Church, Black Mountain. 

Mills, Jessie Quinn, Raleigh, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Moore, Mr. Henry, Sr., Bishopville, S. C— 
Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Breazeale, Asheville. i 

Morris, Mrs. Fletcher, Aynor, S. C. — Velma &i 
Lawrence Blair, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hender- 
sonville. 

Perkins, Mrs. James D., Bethesda, Ohio — Dr. 

& Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 

Plemmons, Mr. J. M., Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

Price, Mrs. E. L., Asheville — Men's Bible 
Class, First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Reece, Mr. Frank, Canton — Mrs. W. A. Swan- 
ger, Velma S. Mears, Canton. 

Rogers, Mr. Fred A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles G. Tennent, Asheville. 

Sampson, Mrs. George H., Asheville — Mrs. 
John P. Eaker, Leveni R. Syrett, The Kup- 
ples Club - First Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Sessler, Mr. O. M., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ted 
Patton, Asheville. 

Settle, Mrs. Clifford J., Biglerville, PA— Mr. & 
Mrs. Ted Patton, Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Brea- 
zeale, Asheville. 

Sheider, Mrs. A. L., Flat Rock— Mr. & Mrs. 
Lawrence Blair, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, 
Jr., Hendersonville. 

Stompe, Miss Mabel, Chicago, III — Dr. & Mrs. 
Robert B. Hay, Hendersonville. 

Trogdon, Mrs. Ethel Collins, Maggie Valley- 
Elizabeth Burnette, Waynesville. 

Waldrup, Mrs. Julia, Weaverville — Circle #1 -J 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 

West, Mrs. Nana, Hendersonville — Anne Sam- 
ple, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Mr. James Earl, Monroe, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Bob Merrill, Miss Olive Croswell. 
Asheville. 

Young, Mr. S. R., Sr., Asheville — Riceville 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Myrtie Blumberg 
Mrs. R. L. Slade, Asheville. 

Young, Mrs. S. R., Sr., Asheville — Women ol 
the Church, Kenilworth Presbyterian 
Church, Riceville Presbyterian Church, Mrs 
Myrtie Blumberg, Mrs. R. L. Slade, Ashe- 
ville. 






Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 1910 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXXVIII No. 20 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 



August 1977 




S^ 



REV. DAN CARLTON S FAMILY IN WRECK 



The Rev. Dan Carlton and 
his wife Virginia, three daugh- 
ters and son were injured in 
a wreck on Saturday after- 
noon near Weaverville, N. C. 
Carlton and his college age 
daughters are home now from 
the hospital. Mrs. Carlton re- 
mains in Memorial Mission 
with bone injuries and re- 
quires additional surgery. 
Danny, a rising senior at Berea College this Fall, sustained 
■ serious injuries to his back, chest and other areas. After two 
j operations he remains at Asheville's Memorial Mission Hos- 
: pital in serious condition. Your prayers and concern are in- 
: vited for all the family. Rev. Carlton is the pastor of Ivy 
: Park and Dillingham churches in Asheville Presbytery. 

First Baptist in Barnardsville has sent the Carlton's a 
I check for $1,000. Presbyterians desiring to send gifts may 
[ direct them to the Presbytery office. 




PROPERTY DISPUTE SETTLED 

A Texas First Presbyterian Church's motion for a rehear- 
ing by an appeals court in a property dispute has been de- 
nied. 

The case involves a ruling in favor of Covenant Presbytery 
I of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

The Sixth Supreme Judicial District Court of Civil Appeals 

in Texarkana overruled the motion for a rehearing, which 

has the effect of affirming its ruling last May that members 

of the church do not have the right to withdraw from the 

< presbytery and retain control of the church property. 

The issue of the church property has been in dispute since 
June 1973, when the members voted to withdraw from Cov- 
; enant and join the "Continuing Presbyterian Church" move- 
! ment, which became what is now the Presbyterian Church 
in America. General Assembly statistics for 1973 list 197 
\ members on roll. The estimated value of the property is 
• $350,000. 

The court of appeals ruling in May said the defendants 
placed "great emphasis upon their claim that the vote to 
, withdraw (from the PCUS) was unanimous." Even though 
the vote was unanimous among those in attendance, it was 
not unanimous among those on the active membership rolls, 
the ruling noted. 

The court said that when a division occurs in a congre- 
gation affiliated with a connectional church organization, 






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the fundamental question as to which faction is entitled to 
the property is answered by determining which one is the 
representative and successor to the church as it existed before 
the division. 

And that is determined, Judge William J. Cornelius ruled, 
by which of the two factions adheres to or is sanctioned by 
the appropriate governing body of the organization. It be- 
comes "a simple question of identity," the opinion said. In 
such a determination, the civil court's only role is in settling 
any dispute concerning identity, the court said, which in 
turn settles the property rights question. 

The court also noted that members dissatisfied with the 
PCUS could withdraw individually but could not dissolve 
the local church. The PCUS constitution expressly vests in 
the presbytery the power to dissolve the local church, the 
court said. 



NEW EXAMS SET 

Dates for ordination examinations for candidates for the 
ministry in the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. (PCUS) 
have been set for Sept. 12-13, 1977, Feb. 24-25, 1978, May 
29-30, 1978, and Sept. 11-12, 1978. 
PRAYER 

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my 
sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit. 
Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart 
of flesh, a heart to love and adore thee, a heart to delight in 
thee, to follow and to enjoy thee, for Christ's sake. — Ambrose, 
340. 



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COMING PRESBYTERY EVENTS 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING 

Presbyterian Home 
ADMINISTRATION & PROMOTION MEETING Aug 

S & W Cafeteria— 6:30 P.M. 
WOC— COUNCIL MEETING 

Cathy Vaughn — Montreat 
MINISTERS AND WIVES PICNIC 

1:00 P.M. — Presbyterian Home Campus 
WOC— District I 

Malvern Hills 
SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLING MEETING 

First Presbyterian — Winston-Salem 
WOC— District II 
Montreat 
MEN OF CHURCH FALL RALLY 

at Presbyterian Home 
ADVISORS WORKSHOP 

at Sylva Church 
WOC— District III 

Murphy 
WOC— District IV 

Brevard-Davidson River 
WOC— District V 

Waynesville 
PRESBYTERY MEETING 

at Grace Covenant Church 
KEY LAYMAN— 2:00 P.M. 

Presbyterian Home Reception Hall 
EVANGELISM WORKSHOP Oct. 21 

at Highlands Church 
JUNIOR HIGH RETREAT Nov. 4-5 

at Montreat Conference Center 
SENIOR HIGH RETREAT Dec. 2-3-4 

at Windy Gay Conference Center 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 13-14 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 
Sept. 



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Oct. 9 



Oct. 11 



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August 1977 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
by Carlisle Hoyt 

Jesus: A Biography is a cassette set of 
recordings on Jesus which runs on both 
sides of six cassettes. Here is a running 
account of the life of Christ in drama 
form. The interpretations seem to be 
good and the narration follows the scrip- 
tural accounts. There are near ninety 
incidents of our Lord's life here which 
can be heard singly or grouped for use 
in sections. 

Some of the incidents are the Annun- 
ciation, Shepherds Visit Jesus, Miracle 
of Wedding Feast, Healing the Paralytic, 
Jesus Walks on the Sea, the Agony in 
Gethsemane, the Fate of Judas, and Je- 
sus Appears to Doubting Thomas. I 
would recommend this set to use for 
youth and adults, especially, but it would 
be adaptable for children. 

Bible study units, or Prayer Meeting 
would be good occasions for useage of 
these cassettes. At home, at church, for 
a Youth Fellowship series and for 
Church School are other fine times to 
use them. Some Bible portion would 
be needed to be used along with the cas- 
settes and discussion of their meanings 
would follow. A helpful discussion sheet 
accompanies the set. Other related activi- 
ties could issue from the lesson such 
as making posters, drama, commentaries 
written by the listeners and pictures. 
Other methods could be planned by or- 
iginal users, 

Jesus: A Biography may be obtained 
free merely by writing several weeks in 
advance to: Synod's Office, PO Box 
10785, Raleigh, NC 27605. Return to 
them promptly as soon as you are 
through, so that others may have it. 
Money is required only if damage is 
incurred by the users. 

FREE AV 

Often we see the ad "free TV" for mo- 
tels for use in their rooms. Here we have 
free AVs from our Presbytery or Synod, 
just ask for the item or items 10 days or 
2 weeks in advance of need. How many 
of you are using audio-visual materials 
in your classes or programs from your 
Presbytery centers and the Office of Syn- 
od? 

A list of the filmstrips and descrip- 
tions of the same have been given to 
your superintendent from your represen- 
tatives who went to Presbytery. Get 
these lists and look at them. 

How many of you missed the Synod 
AV Preview at Asheville, 1st for our 
Presbytery in July? The listings for 
their filmstrips, records and slides are in 
a catalogue entitled, "Library of Audio- 
visual Materials". One of these was 
sent free to every church, and additional 
copies are $1.00 each. A supply of these 
for you are in our Presbytery Office, and 
many more may be secured from Syn- 
od's Office. 

Use your free AV! 




WOMEN OF ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

by Cathy Vaughn 

More than $300,000 has 
been given by the women 
of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S. for work in 
evangelism in southern 
Africa, minister to the 
aging and programs for criminal justice. 
A total of $308,832.74 was announced 
as the 1977 Birthday Offering of Pres- 
byterian women. The annual offering 
commemorates the beginning of orga- 
nized women's work in the denomina- 
tion. 

BIRTHDAY OFFERING REPORT: 

Asheville Presbytery $ 5,631.51 

Synod of North Carolina $ 37,782.67 

Total giving _-_.$308,832.74 

The 1978 Birthday Interpreter will 

be: Mrs. Kay Healey, PO Box 146, 

Etowah, NC 28729 

There are seven presbyteries in North 
Carolina, and our Presbytery although 
the smallest, gave more than one-seventh 
of the total offering. Mrs. George Klick 
of Hendersonville is to be congratulated 
and commended for the excellent job 
she did in presenting the objectives 
throughout Presbytery. 

The announcement was made during 
a week-long conference for women, held 
at the denomination's conference center 
here. 

Two domestic projects were an- 
nounced as birthday objectives for the 
1978 offering. Half will go for develop- 
ing leaders and ministers for the 2.2 mil- 
lion Mexican Americans living in Tex- 
as, and half will finance expansion of 
work in a low-income area of Norfolk, 
Va. 

Funds for the Texas program will be 
used for: 

1. Recruitment of Mexican American 
Presbyterian men and women for the 
ministry to provide pastoral leadership 
to bilingual churches. 

2. Continuing education events for 
upgrading the ministerial skills of Mex- 
ican American pastors. 

3. Theological training of selected 
lay leaders for work in small congrega- 
tions. 

4. Annual events to help Mexican 
American Presbyterians to become bet- 
ter informed about their heritage, 
church, culture and community. 

The Norfolk work will be under the 
direction of St. Columba Presbyterian 
Church and Norfolk Presbytery. Funds 
will be used for: 

1. Development of a day care center 
and kindergarten designed to involve 
both parents and children. 

2. Employment of a person to work 
with juvenile offenders. 

3. Employment of a person to direct 



recreational programs for children from 
4 to 12 years old. 

The 1977 Birthday Offering will be 
split equally three ways: 

1. For evangelistic outreach in new- 
ly independent nations in southern Af- 
rica. 

2. To establish a Center for Minis- 
try with the Aging. 

3. To provide resources for churches 
at the local and regional levels in their 
involvement in criminal justice. 

HONORARY LIFE PRESENTED 

The following women were presented 
Honorary Life Memberships presented 
in 1976-77: 

Mrs. Robert Harding, Jr. Sylva 

Mrs. Bettie-Jean Pritchard .. Grace Cov- 
enant 

Miss Rosalie Hassell Hendersonville 

Mrs. Mary Sue Anders .. Hendersonville 

Mrs. Maie Minnick Black Mountain 

Miss Mary Miles Montreat 

Mrs. John McDowell Weaverville 

Mrs. Archie McNair WOC, 

Asheville Presbytery 

Mrs. Harold Woody WOC, 

Asheville Presbytery 
Left off the list in the directory by er- 
ror were: 

1974, Mrs. J. A. Riddle, Franklin 

1975, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Henderson- 
ville, and Mrs. Grace Lee and Miss Mar- 
garet Davis, Montreat. 

Mrs. Vaughn urges that all local his- 
torians get their reports to the Presby- 
terial Historian in time to include these 
names in the directory each year and 
reminds the historians that these names 
should be included in their reports. This 
accounts for the omission of some names 
in recent years in the Directory. 

YOUR NOMINATIONS 
REQUESTED 

"REMEMBER, You are part of the THEY' 
when you say, "Why don't THEY ever get 
someone to represent our thinking?" 

The General Assembly Mission Board; 
Nominating Committee will consider 
persons recommended to it for service 
on the following councils, institutions 
and committees: Presbyterian Center 
Management Council, Mountain Retreat 
Association Management Council, Board 
of Trustees of Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education, Board of Trustees 
of Presbyterian Foundation, Council for 
Chaplains and Military Personnel, Gen- 
eral Assembly Task Force on World 
Hunger, and Birthday Selection Com- 
mittee. Recommendations must in- 
clude: name, full address, telephone 
number, name of council, institution or 
committee, and supporting biographical) 
data. Send to: General Assembly Mis- 
sion Board Nominating Committee, 
Room 11, Presbyterian Center, 341 
Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta, Ga. 
30308. Deadline Nov. 1. 
Call Presbytery Office if we may help 
you in any way. 704-258-8143. 



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August 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by Lynn Holman 

We are happy to welcome four new 
children to the Home this summer. They 
are Jennifer, 5, Melissa, 7, and David 
Ramsey, 9, and Roy Beaver, 14. They 
have settled in and we love having them. 




Youngsters from Presbyterian Home enjoy 
annual CANTON PRESBYTERIAN PICNIC. 
Swimming and games preceeded the feast 
pictured above. 

The Southern Bell Pioneers came to 
the Home the last of July for a water- 
melon slicing. This service group 
brought plenty of watermelon and we 
provided the children and all had a 
good time. We appreciate their thought- 
fulness. 

On August 3, the Home was the guest 
of Canton Presbyterian Church at the 
Canton Memorial Park and swimming 
I pool. The children spent the afternoon 
diving and swimming, and then were 
treated to a delicious picnic. This an- 
nual event is always looked forward to 
by the children. 




SOUTHERN BELL Pioneers sponsored a re- 
cent watermelon contest for Presbyterian 
Home. Winners are pictured above on the 
Campus of Presbyterian Home. 

August 9, the Mills River church cir- 
cle came for their monthly meeting and 
to have lunch with us. We appreciate 
so much their interest in the Home and 
the work that they do on our behalf. 

School starts August 16, and the chil- 
dren have been busy with their school 
shopping. The help that the church 
circles give us at this time is what makes 
it possible for us to see that our chil- 
dren are as well-dressed as anyone else 
in school. 



BETHEL CHURCH CELEBRATES 
143 YEARS 

— The Bethel Presbyterian Church in 
Haywood County celebrated 143 years 
of service in Ministry for our Lord Jesus 
Christ. At a special service on August 14, 
1977 at the Historic old church one 
could see and hear much local history. 
During the "dinner on the ground" one 
elder named Wiley Medford was heard 
to say, "We seem to enjoy these events 
more each year!" 

Dr. Arthur Williams led the special 
worship service and special music was 
given by Rev. Daryl Jones. Many former 
members, pastors and friends attended. 



MEMORIALS— from page four 

Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Sharpe, Edith, Donald 
& David Yow, Mrs. C. E. Yard, W. Galyean, 
Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Byerly, Miss Collie 
Garner, Mrs. Leon M. York, Mr. & Mrs. 
S. C. Minnich, Men's Bible Class First 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. 
Charbonneau, Richard & Norma Radcliffe 
& Cindy, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Harold R. 
Stepp, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. McCon- 
ley P. Ford, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. A. M. 
Brown, Candler. Mrs. Earl J. Medlin, 
Leicester. 

Miller, Mrs. W. B., Johnson City, Tenn. — 
Armelda & Tate Barlow, Canton, N. C. 

Moon, Mr. John T., Asheville — Mr. Thomas 
W. Siler, Asheville. 

Morton, Mr. Harry, Rock Hill, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Hendersonville. 

Muller, Mrs. Marie S., Newfield, N. J. — Mr. 
& Mrs. John A. Schweitzer, Asheville. 

Nanney, Mr. Gayther, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Nesbitt, Mr. James Monroe, Beech, N. C. — 
Josephine Osborne, Dixie & Oscar Whit- 
son, Weaverville. 

Pack, Mrs. Evelyn, Asheville — Women of 
Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

Perkins, Mrs. Marianne, Bethesda, Ohio — 
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Pilkington, Mr. Raymond, Goldsboro, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. John Griswold, Hendersonville. 

Price, Mrs. E. L. Asheville — Circle No. 9, 
Women's Bible Class, First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Reed, Myrtle — Alpha Delta Kappa, Beta Xi 
Chapter, Plymouth, Michigan. 

Reeves, Mrs. Doris Whitesides, Clyde — Mrs. 
James Sheffield, Waynesville, Mrs. Anne 
Hyde, Hazelwood, Margaret H. Long, 
Canton. 

Rhett, Mr. James, Columbia, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Richard W. Gardner, Hendersonville. 

Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. J. L., Asheville — Mrs. 
Winona G. McDonnold, Asheville. 

Ross, Mrs. Blanche, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John M. Marino, Englewood, N. J. Mr. & 
Mrs. Dennis Quigley, Ridgefield Park, N. J., 
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Ruff, Bloomfield, N. J., 
Mrs. Karen Tolnes, Ridgefield, N. J. 

Scroggs, Mrs. Jack, Canton — Mr. Leroy 
Mears, Canton. 

Settle, Mrs. Clifford J., Biglerville, Pa. — 
Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Barnett, Jr., Asheville. 

Simpson, Mrs., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Paul Hill, Flat Rock, N. C. 

Spemce, Mrs. Thomas H., Montreat — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, Black Mountain. 

Stephenson, Mr. James L., Winston-Salem, 
N. C— Polly Hicks, Mrs. Ben L. Ray, Fan- 
nie B. Pullman, Andrews, N. C. 

Stillinger, Mrs. Mildred S., Asheville — Anne 
Mills, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Thomason, Ashe- 
ville. 

Suttles, Mrs. Esther, Candler — Riceville Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. 

Sword, Miss Emily, Murphy, N. C. — Mrs. Wil- 
liam Pitt Walker, Andrews. 

Thompson, Mrs., Troutman, N. C. — Alice 



DISASTER FUNDS SOUGHT 

The moderator of the General Assem- 
bly of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U. S. has appealed to member congre- 
gations for contributions to a fund for 
aiding victims of disasters, emergencies 
and other crises. 

The appeal was contained in a letter 
from the Rev. Dr. Harvard A. Anderson 
of Longwood, Fla., to the 4,036 churches 
in the denomination. 

He asked them to authorize "and re- 
spond generously" to a special offering 
early in September for the denomina- 
tion's Crisis Fund. 

There has been no special offering for 
the Crisis Fund since Hurricane Camille 
in 1969 and Hurricane Celia in 1972, Dr. 
Anderson pointed out. 

He noted that "devastating floods" in 
late spring caused extensive damage to 
homes and property in Kentucky, Ten- 
nessee, Virginia and West Virginia. 

Grants totaling $58,000 to aid the 
flood victims virtually wiped out the 
Crisis Fund resources, the church leader 
noted, and the denomination would be 
unable to respond in case of another 
emergency. 

Dr. Anderson also reported that ma- 
jor revisions in the Crisis Fund policy 
will make it possible to make "short- 
term emergency grants within hours of 
the disaster, as well as longer-term grants 
after assessment has been made." 

But in order to be able to make this 
response, he pointed out, the Crisis Fund 
must be replinished. 

He asked for checks to be forwarded 
to J. Richard Hacke, central treasurer, 
Presbyterian Church in the U. S., 341 
Ponce de Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 
30308, or to your Presbytery office. 

AUGUST 1977 

Entered as second-class mail August 1977, at the Post- 
office at Asheville, N. C, under the act of March 3, 
1879. Second Class Postage paid at Asheville, N. C. 
28802. 

Published Monthly At Asheville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, 

40 Church Street - - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Change of Address Requested 
Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



English, Hendersonville. 

Tillson, Mrs. S., Topeka, Kan. — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. E. Weaver, Asheville. 

Todd, Mr. Lee, Tampa, Fla. — Judge & Mrs. 
Lacy Thornburg, Webster, N. C. 

West, Mrs. Nanna S., Hendersonville — Anne 
Sample, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Mr. J. Earl, Monroe, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. F. McRorie, Asheville. 

Williams, Mr. Roy, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. M. Choate, Bob & Jean Dempsy & 
Robbie, Mr. & Mrs. C. N. Herndon, Taylor 
Bible Class, West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Coe Dillingham Combs, 
Baltimore, Md. Chuck & Margaret Demp- 
sey, Enka. Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Cardwell, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. T. D. Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Erwin 
Galyardt, Midland, Texas. Jewella Hiett, 
San Luis Obispo, CA. 

Wright, Mrs. Maria, Canton — Minnie S. Rob- 
inson, Rhea & Marie Clark & Enos & 
Helen Boyd, Waynesville. 



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August 1977 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME DAMAGED 



ifemoriai (Stfifi 

Amos, Mr. C. N., Murphy, N. C— Mr. & Mrs. 

H. R. Hogan, Canton, N. C. 
Anderson, Mr. Arthur, Weaverville — Pleasant 

Grove Union Church, Weaverville. 
Anderson, Malvin Roe, Avon, Ohio — Circle 

No. 11-First Presbyterian Church, Hender- 

sonville. 
Archer, Dr. I. H., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Har- 
old T. Bridgman, Black Mountain. 
Arledge, Mr. Charles, Memphis, Tenn. — Mr. 

& Mrs. George W. Wheeler, Brevard. 
Ashley, Mr. David K., Saluda, N.C. — Wayne 

& Anne Merrill, Hendersonville. 
Beck, Mr. Albert, Hendersonville — Alice 

English, Hendersonville. 
Boorse, Mr. Harry E., Black Mountain — Anna 

Mae Miles, Asheville. 
Bright, Mrs., Australia — Mr. and Mrs. B. A. 

Williams, Hendersonville. 
Bryson, Mr. Herbert, Andrews, N. C. — Mrs. 

William Pitt Walker, Andrews, N. C. 
Campbell, Mr. Tom, Newport, Tenn. — Dr. & 

Mrs. Hugh S. Daniel, Waynesville. 
Cathey, Miss Lula Mae, Candler — Mr. & Mrs. 

J. M. Choate, Asheville. 
Cathey, Mrs. Sam, Asheville — Circle No. 2, 

Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church. 

Zula & Willie McCormac, Mrs. Mary R. 

White, Mr. and Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, 

Asheville. 
Childs, Mrs. Jesse, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. 

Gardner, Hendersonville. Mr. Robert R. 

Bolt, Sr., Brevard. 
Clark, Mr. Clyde, Lexington, Va. — George & 

Hazel Robertson, Canton. 
Ciine, Miss Laura, Asheviile — Mr. & Mrs. 

Pierre N. Canese, St. Petersburg, Fla. 
De Paolo, Mr. Vincent, Pittsburgh, Pa. — Fran 

& Jim McMillen, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Dodson, Mr. J. C, Marshall, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Phil Brintnall, Bryson City, N. C. 
Drake, Miss Jean, Hendersonville — Mildred 

J. Hill, Flat Rock. Anne Sample, Mrs. C. F. 

Stonecipher, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, 

Mr. & Mrs. Claude Lowrance, Mr. & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Circle No. 6, First Presby- 
terian Church, Mary Smyth Sunday School 

Class, Hendersonville. 
Duckworth, Mrs. William T., Black Mountain 

— Dr. & Mrs. D. W. Brosnan III, Asheville. 
Dudley, Dr. D. W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Easton Hulme, Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, Mr. 

& Mrs. Carl M. Sawyer, Mrs. Roland J. 

Whitmire, Dr. & Mrs. E. D. Peasley, Vikki 

Fox, North Asheville Community Club, 

Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. John E. Wolfe, Knox- 

ville, Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Pless, Arden, 

Board of Trustees, Presbyterian Home for 

Children, Black Mountain. 




Gym at Presbyterian Home for Chil- 
dren in Swannanoa struck by lightning 
recently and sustained heavy damage. 
The floor and other parts of the build- 
ing may all have to be replaced. Supt. 
McKenzie said, "We may have to move 
the Men of the Church meeting to an- 
other place." Dr. Dendy, President of the 
Trustees along with trustees Vice-Chair- 
man Judge J. Paul Teal assure those 
concerned that everything possible is be- 
ing done to repair this much used facili- 
ty. Help and suggestions may be direct- 
ed to the Home or to the Presbytery Of- 
fice. 



Dudley, Dr. & Mrs. D. W., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Douglas Bolton, Lenoir, N. C. 
Fain, Mrs. J. T., Hendersonville — Miss Anne 

Sample, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., 

Hendersonville. 
Gallagher, Mrs. Alta, Mansfield, Texas — Mrs. 

Pearl Towers, Albemarle, N. C. 
Galloway, Mrs. Rhonda, Rosman, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. George Wheeler, Jr., Brevard. 
Griffith, Minnie Hansen, Black Mountain — 

Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Hansen, the W. L. 

Wheelers, Black Mountain. Mr. &. Mrs. 

Wilbur Hansen, Jesup, Md., Mr. & Mrs. 

Harry Hansen, Hollywood, Fla. Ms. Dorothy 

Gewert, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 
Grube, Mr. Lester E., Asheville — Mrs. James 

R. Fawcett & Family, Asheville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 
Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



immoral (Sifts 

Gunter, Mr. Frank, Lake Wales, Fla. — Miss 

Mary Gillis, Canton. 
Harrison, Mr. A. D., Waynesville — Dr. Alan 

R. Brown, Waynesville. 
Hill, Mrs. Buford, Tuxedo — Mr. & Mrs. Bo i 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Hinds, Mrs. Thomas, Asheville — Mrs. D. K. 

Drum, Mrs. Earl Pitmon, Asheville. Mr. W. 

A. Bischoff, St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Hipps, Mrs. Tom, Canton — Velma S. Mears, 

Canton. 
Holt, Mrs. Lawrence, Brevard — Rush & Jane 

Whitmore, Black Mountain. 
Hood, Mr. W. A., Mathews, N. C— Mr. & Mrs. 

J. S. Carpenter, Brevard. 
Huie, Mr. Litchfield, Warsaw, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Fred Higgin, Hendersonville. 
Iverson, Dr. Daniel, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Harold T. Bridgman, Black Mountain. 
Julin, Mr. Herbert A., Waynesville — Mr. & 

Mrs. W. D. Hendry & Goodwill Post, 

Waynesville. 
Kelly, Mrs. J. L., Sr., Florence, Ala. — Mr. & 

Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 
Kilgo, Mrs. W. A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Bob 

Z. Merrill, Miss Lacy Young, Asheville. 
Lamb, Mrs. Hugh E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Gus 

M. Devlin, Miss Ann Foster Devlin, James 

D. Devlin, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price, 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. Gaston, Mr. & Mrs. 

Mitchell Gaddy, Mrs. Candler Morgan, Mrs. 

L. Dale Thrash, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Seashore, 

Miss Agnes Simpson, Mr. & Mrs. C. K. 

Siler, Lucille T. Pace, Dr. & Mrs. William 

Mynatt, Mr. & Mrs. James Howell & Miss 

Katie Howell, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Flu- 

liciiy, Ml. CX ivno. iviciirv ou ui, '-'■•i t-caCy 

Young & Family, Patla, Straus, Robinson 
& Moore, Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Baylor, 
Elbert & Kathleen Lyman, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert B. Bryson, Henry & Marie Colton, 
Sarah Goforth & Dorothy Goforth Wharton, 
Ms. Florence I. Ryan, Miss Elizabeth 
McCutchen, Bob & Jean Dempsey, Mr. & 
Mrs. Paul H. Bates, Mrs. J. H. Cooksey & 
Betty, Mrs. J. R. McClure, Evelyn & Arthur 
Weir, Circle No. 1, Oak Forest Presbyterian 
Church, Joe P. Eblen, Mrs. Earl Pitmon, 
Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Cochrane, Curtis & Helen 
Baldwin, Mrs. Cora Shillinglaw, Mr. Roger 
Norvell, Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, 
Hazelwood. Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. 
F. Arnold Plummer, Rush & Jane Whitmire, 
Elise Currell, Board of Trustees Presby- 
terian Home for Children, Black Mountain. 
Mr. & Mrs. A. Corbett Alexander, Mr. &! 
Mrs. J. Lester Connelly, Joe & Jane, Swan- 
nanoa. James McClure Clarke, Fairview. 
Mrs. W. H. Keys, Marion, N. C. Mrs. Helen 
Soos, Montreat. Patricia D. Morgan, Mary 
Ida Queyja, Washington, D. C. Coe Dilling- 
ham Combs, Robert Weston, Jennie M. 
Betz, Baltimore, Md. Session-Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. Mr. & 
Mrs. J. W. Maxwell, Arden. Mr. & Mrs. 
J. R. Law, Skyland. Mr. & Mrs. Jim Eplee, i 
Candler. Miss Frances Bowers, North Little I 
Rock, Ark. Herschel S. Harkins, Wrights- I 
ville Beach, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Claude Hoi- j 
come, Candler. 

Laughter, Clonny, Edneyville — Vernon &l| 
Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Mc Arthur, Mrs. John, Lumberton, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Parmele, Hendersonville. 

McKee, Mr. Charles, Demarest, Ga. — Mr. S. 
Browne Hoyt & Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Black 
Mountain. 

McNeill, Mrs. Milton, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. D. Eskridge, Mrs. George H. Baugh, 
Mrs. H. B. Croswell, Miss Olive Croswell, 
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon S. Quarles, Mr. & Mrs. 
Mike Ford, Mr. & Mrs. B. R. Bellflower, 

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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



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Vol. LXXIX No. 21 



Reports of the work of our 35 Churches 



September 1977 







one word - mm VOICES 

EACH CHURCH TO PREPARE STEWARDSHIP BROCHURE 



Asheville Presbytery Churches will participate in a unified 
stewardship program for entitled "One Word — Many 
Voices". This is your court interpretation piece whereby Gen- 
eral Assembly has sent the Presbytery Office the outside 
folder which contains various mission cause narrative infor- 
mation along with budget figures. The Synod of North Caro- 
lina has supplied to Presbytery office a similar folder de- 



CAMP RECEIVES GIFT 




L. to R.: Camp Pisgah Director Jake Wetzel; Mr. Don Mc- 
Kenzie and Dr. C. Larry Wilson, Camp committee, Rev. 
William R. Anderson, Presbytery Executive. Inspecting 
Snapper Riding Mower gift from Rev. Phillip Nicholas of 
Oak Forest Presbyterian Church. 

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scribing the various synod benevolences Asheville Presbytery 
participates in. Presbytery Office under the direction of Mr. 
Ray Dean, the 1978 Stewardship Chairman (Elder-Grace 
Covenant) will prepare a printed brochure using the "One 
Word — Many Voices" theme containing the 1978 Asheville 
Presbytery budget and describing various ministries including 
Home Mission work, the Presbyterian Home, Camp and var- 
ious outreach programs. Each church will (hopefully) pre- 
pare their insert for this complete presentation to all families 
in Asheville Presbytery. Mr. P. K. Feree, Council Chairman 
for Budgets, said, "This material will provide an opportunity 
to do stewardship education, mission and budget interpreta- 
tion and serve to challenge each of us." Dr. Thielman, (Pas- 
tor — Montreat Church) said, "This material can be used for 

Continued on Page 4 



COMING PRESBYTERY EVENTS 



Sept. 20 



Sept. 22 



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Sept. 



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JUDICIAL COMMITTE of Asheville Presbytery 

at S & W & Hendersonville Church 

(Rev. Neville) 
MODERATORS MEETING 

at Presbytery Office 11:30 

(Rev. Martin) 
ADVISORS WORKSHOP 

at Sylva Church, Sylva, NC 
WOC-District III 

Murphy, NC 
CHURCH RELATED VOCATION COMMITTEE 
MEETING Sept. 27 

at S & W Cafeteria 7:00 P.M. 

(Rev. McGirt) 
CONGREGATIONAL TRAINING & HOME MISSION 
COMMITTEE— 6:30 P.M. (Rev. Secrest) Sept. 27 

WOC-District V Oct. 9 

Waynesville Presbyterian Church 
PRESBYTERY Oct. 11 

at Grace Covenant Church — Asheville 
KEY LAYMEN SUNDAY — 2:00 P.M. Oct. 16 

at Presbyterian Home for Children 
LEADERSHIP SCHOOL Oct. 16 

Canton Presbyterian Church 
MINISTERS & WIVES LUNCHEON 2c PROGRAM Oct. 18 

Hallmark Cafeteria — Asheville 12:30 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER MEETING Oct. 26 

Dr. Hillsman - — Chairman 
(Phone for time and place) 
TINKER MOUNTAIN MEETING (For Minister 
Relocation Oct. 26/27 

at Roanoke, Va. (Call Presbytery office for information) 



JUNIOR HIGH RETREAT 

at Montreat Conference Center 
LEADERSHIP SCHOOL #2 

Canton Presbyterian Church 
OPEN HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING 

at Presbyterian Home for Children 
SENIOR HIGH RETREAT 

at Windy Gap Conference Center 

(Contact Rev. Shelor 669-2725) 



Nov. 4/5 



Nov. 6 



Nov. 20 



Dec. 2-4 



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September 1977 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
by Carlisle Hoyt 

For Church Schools — The Cooperative 
Uniform Series for Sunday Schools is 
being featured each week on Saturday 
or Sunday over radio stations in North 
Carolina and Virginia. This is a fifteen 
minute program with ministers from 
North Carolina used as well as from 
other states. In October the Rev. Wil- 
liam C. Bennett, pastor of Trinity Ave- 
nue Presbyterian Church, in Durham, 
and Dr. Edwin H. Pickard, pastor of 
White Memorial Presbyterian Church in 
Raleigh will be featured. 

This program is called "Sunday School 
of the Air" and would give help for both 
teachers and class members in back- 
ground material for the Sunday's lesson. 
Look for this program in your local 
newspaper, as it is done in cooperation 
with the local stations. If there is no 
scheduling for it, talk to your station 
about including it. Over 25 local sta- 
tions run this dialogue-type program 
each week. 

For Evening Fellowships — November 
20, Sunday of this year is Bible Sunday 
in the United States. The American Bi- 
ble Society promotes this day every year. 
Light of Life is the scripture list selec- 
tion prepared for distribution in all the 
communities and churches. These are 
Bible Readings for Bible Week and 
through December. 

Have your youth order and furnish 
these daily Bible reading guides for the 
church, community, prison, hospital, 
schools and many other places which will 
come to mind. These guide leaflets come 
in three forms, and namely are: Light of 
Life Scripture selections, the Daily Bi- 
ble Reading Guide, and Bible Readings 
for Bible Week. Order a film, "Let the 
Word Speak", a filmstrip which may 
be secured from their list, or a display. 
Use these as part of your program for 
your youth to launch the project of 
Bible Sunday promotion. 

All of these materials may be secured 
by writing to American Bible Society, 
1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023. 
Be sure to write several weeks in ad- 
vance. 



GIFTS FOR 
LITTLE PISGAH CAMP 

(Continued from page 1) 

A freezer from Mr. and Mrs. James M. 
Gudger of Riceville Presbyterian 
Church — 

An electric oven from the J. C. Hugh- 
ey's of Riceville Presbyterian Church — 

A rotary mower from Rev. Mr. Philip 
Nicholas, retired minister of the Pres- 
bytery — and currently serving Oak For- 
est Presbyterian Church — and a riding 
lawn mower — 



WOMEN OF ASHEVTLLE 
PRESBYTERY 

by Mrs. Marion Beegle, Chairman 
Personal Faith and Family Life 

The retreat will begin with Registra- 
tion at 4:30 P.M. on Friday, October 21, 
and end after lunch on Saturday, Octo- 
ber 22. Our speaker will be Mrs. Ida 
Gordon Poole. Many of you have heard 
her before and know what is in store for 
us. All of you who have not heard her 
have a great deal to look forward to. 
She has travelled extensively and is co- 
author of Women Who Dared (a study 
of Biblical Women) . At the present 
time, she is teaching twenty (20) Bible 
Moderators. She has four children 
(three of whom are Ministers) . All in 
all, she is a very busy Minister's wife. 
The theme of the retreat is Journey In- 
ward Journey Outward. Its purpose is to 
enable us to see that the Christian life's 
main thrust is a balance between per- 
sonal spiritual development and ser- 
vice to the world in the name of Christ. 
The cost is minimal ($12.00) for food 
and lodging at Mon treat- Anderson Hall. 
We will be eating our meals at the cafe- 
teria. A great deal of time and prepara- 
tion has gone into bringing this retreat 
to you and all that is really needed to 
make it a wonderful success is your par- 
ticipation. We look forward to a good 
time of spiritual enrichment and sharing. 
Please mark your calendars and plan to 
attend. 

THEY SAY 'NO SOAP' TO 
TV SHOW 'SOAP' 

Officials of three church organizations 
have previewed the revised version of 
"Soap," the controversial ABC televi- 
sion series scheduled to air Sept. 13, and 
they still find it objectionable. The net- 
work had refused to arrange a preview 
showing for them, but executives of the 
U.S. Catholic Conference and the Na- 
tional Council of Churches did attend an 
advance screening, presumably arrang- 
ed by a network affiliate. A member of 
the staff of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention's Christian Life Commission also 
had a preview. 

Seven companies which had been 
listed in Television Digest as "Soap" 
sponsors have now indicated that they 
are not planning to sponsor the series. 
They are Kayser-Roth Hosiery, Lever 
Brothers, Miller Brewing, Pfizer, Nissan 
Motor Corp., Revlon and Volkswagen. 
Warner-Lambert is delaying a decision 
until November, and American Home 
Products will evaluate "Soap" on a week- 
ly basis. ABC claims it has full sponsor- 
ship anyway. 

The church officials who previewed 
the series denounced plans to show it 
during prime time, when an estimated 
18 million children watch television. 

The Nashville General Assemby went 
on record opposing the proliferation of 
television programming depicting vio- 
lence, crime and immorality, suggesting 
that Presbyterians write to the networks 
to protest. 



MEN of the CHURCH 

by Red Nolan — Vice President 

The 1977 FALL MEETING for the 
Men of Asheville Presbytery took place 
on the spacious grounds of Camp Rock- 
mont on September 15, 1977. Special 
hosts included the children from the 
Presbyterian Home. Gus Kooles of the 
Oak Forest Church and owner of the 
Barbeque Inn in Asheville provided the 
delicious chicken which was cooked dur- 
ing the day over special charcoal pits. 
Installation of the new officers was pre- 
sided over by Rev. Ronald Odum of 
Franklin Church. Mr. E. A. (Andy) 
Andrews president called the meeting to 
order and served as master of ceremonies. 
Andrews introduced Dr. Hubert Clapp, 
M.D. who gave a brief report about 
THANKSGIVING at Presbyterian 
Home for Children. Mr. Red Nolan, 
Vice President of the Men of the Church 
asked for a roll call of the Presbytery 
churches. Approximately 200 men at- 
tended this annual meeting. The Rev. 
William R. Anderson, Presbytery Exe- 
cutive, introduced the speaker, The Rev. 
Dr. Hoyt Evans. Dr. Evans, the Dean of 
Montreat Anderson College gave an in- 
spiring message. President Andrews gave 
special "THANKS" to Mr. Donald Mc- 
Kenzie Supt., of the Presbyterian Home 
and to the residents of the home who j 
helped with the supper and meeting 
preparations. A free will offering was 
received for the Dan Carlton family. 

WHAT IS CESA??? 

There's excitement in the air today 
when people talk about Christian educa- 
tion. Why? Because something good is 
on the horizon and already is beginning 
to be visible. By this time next year there 
will be four approaches for the church to 
use in nurturing people in the Christian 
faith. This is without a doubt the big- 
gest Christian education venture ever un- 
dertaken by the Christian church. It's 
being done by twelve denominations 
representing 53,000 congregations in the 
United States and Canada. The Pres- 
byterian Church, U.S. is one of the 
twelve. The project is called Christian 
Education: Shared Approaches. 

Part of the excitement is that each 
congregation will be encouraged: 

• to examine itself carefully as to what 
kind of nurture it is now offering all its 
people; 

• to discover what kind of theology it 
stands for and what it feels is the best 
program of teaching and learning; 

• to set in motion a regular planning 
and evaluation procedure for its educa- 
tional ministry; 

• to think through what leaders and 
teachers are needed, how they can be 
trained and supported; 

AND THEN, 

• to choose the curriculum resources 
which will best help it to develop a 
Christian Education program to ac- 
complish goals that have been agreed 
upon for that congregation. 



September 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by Lynn Holman 

Valerie and Marc Buhrmaster made 
the Owen High school soccer team. Val 
is the first girl to ever make the team. 
Marcella Buhrmaster has made the girls' 
cross country track team. 

Also active in the Owen sports pro- 
gram are Freida Wiggins and Ginny 
Clark, varsity cheerleaders. 

Darlene Wiggins was selected as a 
cheerleader for the junior high football 
team at Black Mountain. 

Brett Clarkson and Rachel Spillars 
were elected to the Black Mountain 
grammar school student council, and 
Brett was chosen the treasurer for the 
school. 

We have been happy to welcome cir- 
cles from Grace Covenant, First Presby- 
terian Church of Asheville and Montreat 
Presbyterian Church for luncheon meet- 
ings at the home. We enjoy their com- 
pany, and it is a good opportunity for 
them to see the Home. 

September 10th the children were 
guests of the Asheville Elks at the Ashe- 
ville recreation park, during their an- 
nual Children's day picnic. All the chil- 
dren were treated to rides, and a picnic. 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON NEWS 

by Rod Gragg 
NO NEWS REPORTED 



MUSIC WORKSHOP SET 
IN ASHEVILLE 

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church 
will host a workshop dealing with "MU- 
SIC AND YOUR CHILD" for parents of 
children 1 to 7 years old on Sept. 20 and 
22 from 7 till 9 p.m. The workshop will 
be led h v Ron Turner, the director of 
Music at Grace Covenant, and will be 
held in room 15 in the education build- 
ing. The workshop is designed to help 
parents help their child discover and de- 
velop musical ability. If you would like 
to attend, please call the church office 
before September 18 to register. Class 
size is limited. 

Parents Workshop — On "Music and 
Your Child", for parents of small chil- 
dren (1-7 years) : September 20 and 22 
(Tuesday and Thursday), 7:00-9:00 
p.m., Room 15 of the Education Build- 
ing. Ron Turner will lead this program 
designed to help you help your child dis- 
cover and develop music ability. Bring 
paper and pencil. If you are coming, 
tell the church office by September 12, to 
assure an adequate supplly of materials. 



MINIMUM SALARY package among 

TOP SECRET MEETING! KJPM SPECIAL EVENTS for 

.,,.„,. , WM PRESBYTERY at 

PULPI1 Board Committees I&l'^fl 1 CRACK COVENANT 

PASTERS wanting/needing to move Executive Presbvter 

BWw by William R. Anderson, Editor 

SIGN UP NOW! The Fall meeting of Asheville Presby- 

The various presbyteries in the Synod tery will include a special report from the 

of North Carolina are holding a "face to COMMITTEE on CHURCH PROFES- 

face" forum in Greensboro on 15 Octo- SIONALS. The Rev. Robert McGirt, 

ber. It is called the North Carolina Chairman, will tell Presbytery the names 

Presbyterian Registry. It is something of those receiving aid and make recom- 

new. mendations in behalf of those who are 

The Registry will try to bring together to c f ceive . such aid through the Board 
ministers who may have a desire to re- o£ Annuities and Relief during the corn- 
locate and representatives of search com- in S year. 

mittees of pastorless churches from all , The Committee will report, giving 

over the Synod. Confidentiality will be the n f mes of a11 Candidates for the 

observed insofar as possible and min- Gos P el Ministry under the care of Pres- 

isters names will not be published. b y ter Y' their progress in education, the 

institution each is attending, or the rea- 

It is asked that each minister and each son any Candidate is not in some school, 
committee attending do two things: (1) co ii ege or seminary, together with recom- 
agree to at least two interviews, and (2) men dations that may seem wise touching 
send in a registration fee of $5.00 per one or more of ^g Candidates, 
person. This will pay for lunch and Others requesting time on the docket 
other expenses. We do ask also that include t he Rev Joe Mullen of Greens- 
committees bring their full membership boro church, Mr. Earle Frazier, Director 
if possible but they must have at least of Bar i um Spring Home for Children, 
two members present. The Rev Hugh Echelburger will lead a 

You may participate in as many other special communion service when presby- 

interviews as you like. The idea is to tery is convened. 

register and then to sign up for inter- A special MINIMAL SALARY for 

views. After an explanatory session PASTORS report is due and action is 

spaces will be provided and the opera- expected on this by the Court, 

tion can begin. Carlisle Hoyt, Presbytery's Education- 

Arrangements are as follows: Place- al Specialist will tell the Court about ex- 
First Presbyterian Church in Greens- cmng new opportunities for Leadership 
boro. Date 15 October. Time-10:00 ^CONGREGATIONAL TRAIN- 
to 5.00 p.m., as necessary^ You may leave RESOURCE Committee, Rev. 
early if interviews have been completed. Chairman, is expected to 
It you wish to remain overnight please . ', ' ■ ■ i u *„ C c„ t 
i t *> r introduce constitutional changes atiect- 
make your own arrangements. . , c n u „•* 

Tt • . . ? , r-,i t „ u mg the structure of Presbyterys commit- 

It you are interested please till out the ° ' ' 

form and mail to the Coordinator, John ." T ,. . , „ . „ . • ,.„ Ua 

t. r» u f t> oonA t-> u xt r> A Judicial Committee Report is to be 

B. Danhot, Box 2874, Durham, N.C. - -' u n Lj. „ ;n„ 

27705 together with the redstrat on fee S lven concernin g the Hendersonville 

«?' t0gemer K c : ! T i!n I F^st church dealing with a constitution- 

of $5^ per person by Saturday 10 Octo- laint resul f ing from the Nash - 

ber. Contact Bill Anderson at Presbytery u £ ^ Assembl * An overture will 

ottice it you have any questions. This is , _ , .,. ' .. . ., , n , B 

, ' u u l be presented on this matter to the 1978 

purely an ettort to help you. K , , 

r ; r ; assembly. 

xr Elder Rayburn Dean, will be con- 

1Name firmed as 1978 STEWARDSHIP 

CHAIRMAN. Mr. Dean will present 
Church v ital information regarding steward- 
ship plans for meeting Presbytery's ask- 
Home Address in g budget for 1978. 

Attendance is required. Excuses tor 

non-attendance should be sent to the 

City. - . N.C. stated Clerk in Bryson City. All 

churches should ELECT their commis- 

Telephone sioner NOW, so that proper study of 'he 

area docket can be made before Presbytery 

REQUEST meetin S- 



CHURCH MEMBERS 
and PASTORS . . . 

Please send us your news and Pit 

tures for publication. Thank You. 

Presbytery Office 

40 Church Street 

Asheville, N.C. 

258-8143 



SEPTEMBER 1977 

Entered as second-class mail August 1977, at the Post- 
office at Asheville, N. C, under the act of March 3, 
1879. Second Class Postage paid at Asheville, N. C. 
28802. 



Published Monthly At Asheville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, 

40 Church Street - - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Change of Address Requested 
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September 1977 



Presbyterian Home Plans Thanksgiving 
Program November 20, J977 



HBwtuirial «tfta 

Archer, Dr. I. H., Asheville— Gladys H. Booth, 
Asheville. 

Atkinson, A/ell, Mobile, Ala. — Mrs. Gladys 
Booth, Asheville. 

Banks, Mr. Elmer, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Don- 
ald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

Barnett, Mr. Woodrow W., Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Jeanne T. Franklin & Donna, Moun- 
tain Home, N.C. 

Beardsley, Mr. Edward H., Penrose, N.C. — Ha- 
zel E. McCormack, Brevard. 

Blakely, Rev. William M., Flat Rock— Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Boys, Mr. George W., Tuxedo, N.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Bradley, Mr. Claude, Arden — Mr. & Mrs. Park- 
er Richey, Arden. 

Childs, Mrs. Jess/'e, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. 
Franklin, Hendersonville. 

Crawford, Elizabeth S., Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

Davis, Mr. John P., Westminster, S.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mrs. Olive P., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert Kimzey, Arden. 

Decker, Mr. Conrad, Swannanoa — Hazel Kille- 
brew, Highland, N.C. 

Drake, Miss Jean, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Dudley, Dr. D. W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. How- 
ard Warren, Asheville. 

Fain, Mrs. J. T., Jr., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Farmer, Mrs. Welford S., Richmond, Va. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Lawrence A. Blair, Mrs. Etta T. 
Graham, Hendersonville. 

Ferguson, Mr. Howard, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Carl A. Peterson, Hendersonville. 

McCracken, Mr. Stewart, Horse Shoe — Mr. 
Boyd Fisher, Rock Hill, S.C, Mr. & Mrs. 
Hillary Medford, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Under- 
wood, Mr. & Mrs. R. M. Fisher, Ruth Cham- 
bers, Sammie & Paul Best, Clyde. Mr. & 
Mrs. W. H. Gillison, Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Banks, 
Horse Shoe. 

Ficklen, Rev. James B., Washington, D.C. — 
Ida Jean Brown, Waynesville. 

Fingel, Miss Margaret, Asheville — Gladys H. 
Booth, Asheville. 

Frost, Jeanette D., Asheville — Mr. Charles L. 
Frost, San Mateo, CA. 



Gibson, Mrs. D. F., Centenary, S.C. — Mrs. 
Thelma R. Hayes, Asheville. 

Goddard, Mr. Charles, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Baumgardner, Sylva, N.C. 

Green, Mr. Carl W., Asheville— Gladys H. 
Booth, Asheville. 

Hart, Miss Inez, Brevard — Dr. & Mrs. C. L. 
Newland, Brevard. 

Hinds, Louise B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Hen- 
ry B. Hibbard, Southbury, Conn. Mrs. A. M. 
R. Jacobs, Asheville. 

Hudlow, Elizabeth Ann, Chattanooga, TN — 
Family of Keith Butson, Asheville. 

Hudlow, Charlotte Wood, Chattanooga, TN — 
Family of Keith Butson, Asheville. 

Jones, Mrs. Lillie Greene, Tryon — Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Brevard. 

Kapp, Mr. Lehman, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

Lamb, Mrs. Hugh E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert A. Kimbrough, Sarasota, Fla. Eugene 
& Helen Lamb, Candler, Shl-Ching Tsai, 
Logan, Utah. Mr. & Mrs. James A. Hudson, 
Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. Robin Rudoff, Com- 
merce, Texas. Norio Ohta, Osaka, Japan. 

Lambeth, Mrs. Joe, Trinity, N.C. — Mr. Samuel 
E. Leonard, Montreat. 

Lulay, Mrs. Beatrice, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

Lyle, Mr. L. S., Hendersonville, S.C. — Miss 
Anne Sample, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. Lucille 
Agnew, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay- 
Flat Rock. 

Mackintosh, Mr. James T., Jr., Hendersonville 
— Mrs. Wilsie Nesbitt, Horse Shoe. 

Mathews, Alice, Asheville — Gladys Booth, 
Asheville. 

Mathias, Mr. Thomas, Sarasota, Fla. — Edna V. 
Ward, Asheville. 

McCallister, Mrs. H. D., Hendersonville — Lu- 
cille Wilson, Hendersonville. 

McNeill, Mrs. Lois B., Asheville — Mr & Mrs. 
A. G. Melton, Mr. & Mrs. H. Mack Jones, 
Asheville. 

Moffitt, Mr. Harold C, Canton — Judge Charles 
McDarris, Waynesville. 

Murphy, Mr. R. M., Canton — Men of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Otis E. 
Stepp, Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. Emery 
Mathis, Miss June Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Mr. & 
Mrs. F. E. Shull, Session, Canton Presby- 
terian Church, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn 
Williams, Lake Junaluska. 



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Nicoletti, Mr. Michael, Hendersonville — Ralph 
Nell, Paul, Michael & Laura Rector, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Ray, Mr. Floyd, Asheville — Circle #1, Weaver 
ville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Reese, Mr. George, Hendersonville — Lucille 
Wilson, Hendersonville. Mrs. Albert E. Nor 
ville, Brevard. 

Richard, Mrs. C. C, Winston-Salem, N.C— 
Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 

Sevier, Mr. Joseph, Jr., Asheville — Mrs. C. B 
Martin, Asheville. 

Shankweiler, Mrs. Janet Y., Atlanta, Ga. — Dr 
& Mrs. Albert E. Berry, Asheville. 

Sheider, Mrs. A. L., Flat Rock — Mr. & Mrs 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Smyth, Mr. David H., Tulsa, OKL— Mrs. L. H 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Snow, Mrs. Catherine, Asheville — Women ol 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Stokes, Mr. Edwin C, Philadelphia, PA — Mrs 
Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 

Take, Mrs. Frances Felmet — Mary Furness 
Canton. 

Thomas, Mr. John B., Flat Rock — Mr. & 
Mrs. John K. Kimzey, Brevard, Mr. & Mrs 
John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A, 
Allen, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hender- 
sonville. 

Trantham, Mr. John M., Hendersonville — Mr 
& Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Turner, Mr. Arnold, Moorsboro, N.C. — Mrs, 
Tom Gray, Hayesville, N.C. 

Vincent, Mrs. Hugh, Flat Rock — Dr. & Mrs J 
Leonard B. Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Warren, Mrs. Weldon, Candler — Mildrec 
Reese. Hendersonville. 

Weaver, Mrs. Stanley H., Weaverville — Mrsl 
Tom Gray, Hayesville, N.C. 

Williams, Mr. Roy A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 
W. G. Locklar & Peggy Williams. Odessa 
Texas. Mrs. Josie H. Abbott, Houston 
Texas. Mr. & Mrs. Oliver C. Suttle, George 
F White, Alice J. White, Asheville. Mr. * 
Mrs. C. L. McMahan, Jr., Candler. 

Williams, Mr. Samuel G., Weaverville — Mr. i 
Mrs. George L. Thomas, Weaverville. 

Wilson, Mr. Harold, Sr., Lake Lure, N.C— Mr 
& Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 



From Page 1 

office training and every member pas 
toral visitation." Others taking part ii 
the Administration and Promotioi 
Committee that adopted his plan includ 
ed Elder Willard Sessler (AshevilL 
First) and Rev. Sandy Curnow (Pas 
tor-Malvern Hills Church) ; Elder Pau 
Patton (Swannanoa First) and Rev. San 
dy McGeachy; who expressed hope tha 
this program would help all of M 
churches identify their mission goals ant 
put them in proper perspective as we ai 
minister in the name of our Lord an« 
Saviour Jesus Christ. Those reading thi 
should make suggestions to your loca 
church treasurer, or your pastor for you 
local printed piece. 



Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 101O 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXXX No. 22 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



October 1977 



PRESBYTERY MEETS AT GRACE COVENANT 







Communion Table — for Presbyters and visitors at Grace Covenant. 
Rev. Eichelburger preaching communion message. 

The Fall meeting of Asheville Presbytery began at 9:30 AM 
when Worship and Communion services were heralded by 
organ and choral calls to worship at Grace Covenant Presby- 
terian Church in Asheville. N. C. The Rev. Hugh Eichel- 
burger, host pastor, presided at Communion. The Rev. John 
Healy gave a inspiring report describing activities at the 
WORLD MISSIONARY CONFERENCE. The Rev. Lee Jor- 
genson prayed for the Missionaries of Asheville Presbytery. 
Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were introduced. 
Commissioners from churches and pastors were enrolled and 
excuses for non/attendance were approved by the court. Miss 
Ruth Evans spoke to the court for the Youth Council. Dr. C. 
Grier Davis was given permission by the Moderator to give 
an account of his ministry to the court. Everyone appreciated 
the warm and friendly zeal demonstrated by Dr. Davis' dedi- 
cation to serving our Lord Jesus Christ. 

BELK HEIR is CANDIDATE 

The report for Candidates was given by chairman Rev. 
Robert McGirt. Thomas Belk was examined on his Christian 
experience by the Moderator, prayer by The Rev. David 
Parks and an impressive charge to the candidate by the Rev. 
Calvin Thielman completed the enrollment of Belk as a can- 
didate. This ceremony was sealed with the right hand of fel- 
lowship by members of the Presbytery. Other matters ap- 
proved by vote included the transfer of Candidates McAr- 
thur, Williams and Belk to other presbyteries in the Presby- 



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Grace Covenant sanctuary where Presbyters worshiped as Presby- 
tery is called to order for Fall 1977 meeting. 

terian Church, U.S. Presbytery voted to re/write the Manuel 
of Presbytery dealing with those receiving ministerial relief 
support. The Moderator is appointing a committee including 
Mr. Willard Sessler and the Rev. A. M. McGehuey to accom- 
plish this before the Stated Clerk Ed Renegar has a new man- 
uel printed Other action by the court asked the Rev. Wil- 
liam R. Anderson to be the official WELCOME PERSON 
who instructs new ministers in matters of "getting to feel at 
home in the Presbytery." This is to be incorporated in his 
role as he serves as pastor to Pastors. A MOTION creating 
a design procedure for EXITING PASTORS was approved 
by vote, and given to the Commission on the Minister for 
design. 

COMING PRESBYTERY EVENTS 
KEY LAYMEN SUNDAY — 2:00 P.M. Oct. 16 

at Presbyterian Home for Children 
LEADERSHIP SCHOOL Oct. 16 

Canton Presbyterian Church 
MINISTERS & WIVES LUNCHEON & PROGRAM Oct. 18 

Hallmark Cafeteria — Asheville 12:30 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER MEETING Oct. 26 

Dr. Hillsman — Chairman 

(Phone for time and place) 
TINKER MOUNTAIN MEETING (For Minister 
Relocation Oct. 26/27 

at Roanoke, Va. (Call Presbytery office for information) 
JUNIOR HIGH RETREAT Nov. 4/5 

at Montreat Conference Center 
LEADERSHIP SCHOOL #2 Nov. 6 

Canton Presbyterian Church 
ADULT ADVISORS WORKSHOP Nov. 12 

First Presbyterian Church Asheville 

Supper Meeting 7:00 p.m. 
OPEN HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING Nov. 20 

at Presbyterian Home for Children 
SENIOR HIGH RETREAT Dec. 2-4 

at Windy Gap Conference Center 

(Contact Rev. Shelor 669-2725) 



POLICY 
Our Mountain Work accepts dates for listing in COMING PRESBYTERY 
EVENTS from all our churches and institutions. Dates and events must be 
WRITTEN or TYPED and received in the Presbytery Office ... we don't 
guess at the time and place and event! Editor 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1977 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
by Carlisle Hoyt 

Christian Education: Shared Ap- 
proaches Presentation to Congregations. 

As was reported to some of you at Pres- 
bytery this is on the new curriculum 
which is to come out for our church in 
the near future. In order to acquaint 
the congregations with this new litera- 
ture, it will be necessary to have a pre- 
view at which most of your members hear 
and see. We are to have one main Chris- 
tian Education: Shared Approaches Pre- 
view in Asheville, at the First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Church Street on Novem- 
ber 13, Sunday, from 3 - 5 o'clock in the 
Fellowship Hall which is to the back of 
the church. Every church is welcome to 
attend this delegation with your congre- 
gation present, though there will be oth- 
er previews later in the outlying areas 
nearer to some of these churches. 

At this presentation there will be a 
team of five representatives of your Pres- 
bytery who have been especially trained 
to give you the information about the 
four new kinds of literature which will 
be available in this new plan. They will 
also inform you of the new planning 
guides which are to help prepare you for 
the four literature. 

As this material will be around for a 
long time, every member of your church 
will finally be effected, so all members 
are urged to come. Especially effected 
now are Church School teachers and ad- 
ministrators, and Christian Education 
Committees so it is imperative for them 
to attend. 

CHURCH SCHOOL 

Church School — We always need en- 
couragement for our teachers and here is 
a quotation from a magazine entitled 
"Church Teachers" which you may wish 
to hand to your workers and maybe 
even put in your church bulletin in or- 
der to feel with and appreciate our Sun- 
day School teachers all over again. 
"I look back over those who were 
respected teachers — 
they cared . . . 
they prepared . . . 
they expected things from me . . . 
Surprised, I found that I 

could ... I cared . . . 
I looked for direction — 

for someone to know my name — 
for someone to show me the way — 
I found that after they had taken 
me part way, I liked where I had 

been 
(it is much better than being 
nowhere) . . . 
I want to be a teacher 

who is remembered. 
Evening Fellowships-Family Films has 
an unforgettable movie called "Truce in 
the Forest" which tells of German sol- 
diers during the Battle of the Bulge lay- 
ing down their weapons on the night be- 
fore our Saviours birth. Being wounded, 
they seek shelter in a cottage in the 
woods where the mother persuades them 



(Continued from page 1) 

LUNCH BREAK at NOON 
hears BOY SCOUT REPORT 

After lunch, a report given by Mr. 
James Morrison of Myrtle Beach was 
presented on Boy Scout work in our 
churches. Churches were urged to con- 
tact the Presbytery office if information 
was needed or troops were anticipated. 

TWO WEEKS LEAVE and $200 for 
all Pastors ! ! 

Recommendations for continuing ed- 
ucation were presented by the Church 
Related Vocations executive committee. 
The Rev. Hugh Eichelburger gave the 
report (which follows) and which re- 
ceived voted approval by the court. 
Some discussion took place regarding the 
willingness of some churches and some 
pastors to take part in this important 
phase of ministry. Sessions are urged to 
read the action at their meetings and to 
change their pastors call. 

Asheville Presbytery affirms the impor- 
tance of continuing education and RE- 
COMMENDS that $200 and two weeks 
for continuing education be given to 
church professionals/pastors in the pres- 
bytery. (See bottom right for complete 
recommendations.) 

CANTON PASTOR TO 
SERVE BETHEL 




The Rev. Arthur Williams (1) passes 
"Mantle" on to the Rev. John Parse, pas- 
tor of Canton Presbyterian Church. Parse 
through an arrangement with the ses- 
sions of Bethel and Canton Churches will 
provide pastoral services, at Bethel on a 
trial basis until the end of December. 
Worship at Bethel will be at 9 AM and 
Worship at Canton will be at 11 AM. 
The Commission on the minister and the 
Home Missions committee were involved 
in the plans. An evaluation has been 
planned in December to determine if this 
joint ministry should continue. Williams 
will return to Florida in October. 

to think toward peace and not war. This 
color film which runs for 38 minutes 
rents for $40.00 and is a powerful presen- 
tation for a Christmas program. This 
should be booked immediately from MA- 
TERIALS DISTRIBUTION SERVICE, 
341 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30- 
308 to insure getting your date. This 
would be a grand movie for the youth to 
sponsor and then invite the whole con- 
gregation to see. 




The Rev. Dan Carlton (r) receives a check 
from Rev. William Anderson (I) which repre- 
sent money gifts sent to Presbytery Office in 
behalf of the Carlton family who were all 
injured in a traffic accident. Mrs. Carlton and 
son Danny are convalescing now at the manse 
in Barnardsville. The daughters and Rev. 
Carlton have returned to college and to his 
preaching duties. 



RAY DEAN PRESENTS 
STEWARDSHIP CHALLENGE 

The court re-convened at 1:15 PM 
with opening prayer by the Rev. William 
R. Anderson. A special audio-visual 
Stewardship challenge was given by Rul- 
ing Elder Rayburn Dean. Mr. Dean, is 
the 1978 Stewardship Chairman for Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. Dean said, "Steward- 
ship is NOT RAISING BUDGETS; it is 
RAISING CHRISTIANS. Stewardship 
is not a matter of funds; it is a matter 
of FATH". Plans for One-Word-Many 
Voices were covered and each church El- 

(Continued on page 3) 



PASTOR'S HOPE TO 

GET 2 WEEK $200.00 

The elders and pastors of Asheville 
Presbytery approved the following rec- 
ommendations. Churches should have a 
congregational meeting to amend the 
pastor's call if they choose to follow this 
action. 

1. Asheville Presbytery affirms the importance of con- 
tinuing education and recommends that time and 
money be provided for this activity by every church 
or calling agency within the Presbytery. The Synod 
of North Carolina has suggested two weeks and 
$200 for continuing education each year. (The chair- 
man of the Church Vocations Committee will be 
responsible for communicating this to all sessions 
and institutions in Asheville Presbytery.) 

2. Asheville Presbytery recommends that the subject of 
the annual continuing education activity be nego- 
tiated between the local pastor/church professional 
and the session /calling agency and that he/she do 
that which will contribute to his/her professional 
growth and to the mission of that particular church 
or calling agency. 

3. The reporting procedure should be instituted where- 
by the minister/church professional will provide 
his session /calling agency with a summary of his/ 
her learnings. The minister/church professional 
will also be expected to report the subject of his/ 
her continuing education to the Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Church Vocations and this information 
will be published in the minutes of the Presbytery 
each year. This will have the effect of making the 
entire Presbytery aware of the continuing educa- 
tion activities of the church professionals of the 
Presbytery. 

4. The calls of the Presbytery staff be amended to pro- 
vide time and money for continuing education each 
year. 



October 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Thanksgiving Open House At Presbyterian Home 
Sunday November 20, 1977 Everyone Invited 2-5 p. m. 



The philosophy of the Presbyterian 
Home for Children of Black Mountain, 
N. C. is suggested in its name. 

In the first place, it is a HOME and 
not simply an institution. Its history 
from its organization by the Asheville 
Presbytery in 1904 is that of providing a 
home, with all that word suggests, to 
children from Western North Carolina 
who need a home. Children are thought 
of as family members and not as clinical 
cases. This is evidenced by the loyalty 
with which children look on one another 
and the fact that children of "graduates" 
actually regard the Superintendent as 
their grandfather. These children are 
clothed, nourished, educated, loved, 
prayed for, disciplined, encouraged, 
praised, and followed with familiar in- 




Marc and Valierie Buhrmaster. Outstanding 
members of the student body at Owen High 
School in Buncombe County where "Home" 
children attend before entering college. Part 
of a four children family who live at the 
"Home" their brother and sister play on the 
varsity soccer team. Marc is an honor student 
and will graduate in the class of 1978. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

(Continued from page 2) 
der was responsible to take materials to 
their congregations. 

JUDICIAL COMMITTEE 
makes REPORT 
Dr. B. Hoyt Evans reported for the 
Judicial committee which visited with 
the session of Hendersonville First Pres- 
byterian. The Rev. Neville, Pastor in- 
dicated that the controversy of "Whether 
or not to use the new ordination vows" 
will be temporarily solved by using both 



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terest wherever they go and for years af- 
ter they have left the campus. Their 
words and letters and continuing visits 
bear eloquent witness that this is their 
home. 




One of many exciting events planned by Supt. 
McKenzie and staff is pictured above. The 
"Children of the Home" participate in the 
annual science fair at the Home. Television 
Personality Bob Brown is conducting a "Short 
Wave" shocking experiment with the physics 
of electricity. 



the old and the new vows. The matter 
was to be considered in the future after 
an overture to the General Assembly 
which deals with the constitutionality of 
the process used in adopting the new 
vows at the 1977 General Assembly in 
Nashville. Presbytery adopted the care- 
fully written overture with amendments 
offered bv the author Dr. C. Grier Davis. 
COMMITTEES REPORT 

Dr. John Beegle, Chairman of Admin- 
istration and Promotion Committee gave 
a report which included a change in the 
way the Stated Clerk and Recording 
Clerk will distribute and print presby- 
tery minutes in the future. The court ap- 
proved the new procedure which calls 
for minutes to be in the hands of the 
printers within ten days after presbytery. 

MISS SOLLMONN COMMENDED 

A special vote of appreciation was re- 
corded to honor Miss Edith Sollmonn. 
Miss Sollmonn office manager for the 
Presbytery Office, has marked her twen- 
tieth anniversary with the Asheville Pres- 
bytery. Other reports included a motion 
to 

HOME MISSIONS SEPARATED 
FROM EDUCATION 
amend the manual for committee work 
on Home Mission Church oversight and 
Christian Education programs. These 
important changes affect many areas of 
ministry, ie. Camp Work; Youth Work; 
Home Mission Churches; Evangelism; 
Leader Education; New Ministries, and 
many more. The Moderator will ap- 
point appropriate leaders to help re/ 
write the manual on this important 
work. 

VAUGHN named to G.A.M.B. 

A motion to approve Dr. Silas Vaughn, 
President of Mon treat-Anderson College 




Spacious campus grounds are always beauti- 
ful and inviting. Buddy Spillers and Sid 
Simois are only two of the twenty-three boys 
who keep busy daily with chores "around 
the house". The youthful residents are anxious 
to show you "our home" when you visit. 



passed the court for recommendation to 
take Dr. Hoyt Evans place on the Atlan- 
ta based General Assembly Mission 
Board. The Committee pointed out that 
this responsibility would include nearly 
thirty days per year at Atlanta meetings 
of the Board. Institutions reported their 
trends in enrollment and plans for the 
future. 

HOMOSEXUAL RESOLUTION 
from WEAVERVILLE 
A resolution condeming the action 
taken by General Assembly "ordering the 
study paper 'The Church and Homosex- 
uality' to be distributed for church 
study" was introduced by the Weaver- 
ville pastor Rev. Wm. Wing. The resolu- 
tion was approved by the presbytery with 
a request from the Rev. Eichelberger 
(Grace Covenant) Rev. McGirt (Ashe- 
ville First) , and Elder Bill Fesperman 
(Asheville YMCA mgr.) that their 
names be recorded as voting in the nega- 
tive. 
NO INVITATION for JANUARY 

PRESBYTERY 
There was no invitation for the Jan- 
uary Presbytery meeting. The Moderator 
was asked to convene the Moderators 
Committee and request a place for the 
meting. In closing action 

SANDY CURNOW is Moderator 
Dr. Dendy was nominated for moderator. 
He declined and The Rev. Sandy Cur- 
now, Malvern Hills pastor was Modera- 
tor in Nomination for 1978. In other 
last minute action, the court voted for 
the Stated Clerk to have the Presbytery 
manual re/written and printed for dis- 
tribution 

CLERK to have NEW MANUAL 
READY 
by the next meeting of Presbytery in Jan- 
uary, 1978. The court meeting came to 
a close with the pronouncement of the 
benediction by moderator The Rev. Billy 
Joe Martin. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1977 



ifomnrtal (StftH 

Anderson, Mrs. Jessie, Goldsboro, N.C. — Eliza- 
beth Hamilton, Frances Tripp, Henderson- 
ville. 

Applewhite, Mrs. George, Wilmington, N.C. — 

Emma McNair Bible Class, Canton Pres- 
byterian Church, Canton. 

Atkinson, Mrs. Nora Lusk, Brevard — Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald F. Stoneback, Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Annie May Patton, Ann B. Pickel- 
simer, Richard, Jency & Ricky Lambert, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. O. Davidson, Division of 
Mathematics & Natural Sciences Faculty, 
Brevard College, Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. 
Whitmire, Jr., Circle #2 Brevard-Davidson 
River Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Tom 
J. Stroup, Thomas L. Watson & Tommy, 
Mrs. Lucille Sledge, Brevard, N.C, Mrs. 
Mary A. Johnson, Mrs. C. F. Allison, Sr., 
Olin -C Shift, Slitting Dept., Terry & Rhonda 
Whitesides, Olin Corp. Ecusta Paper & Film 
Group, Olin Corporation Production Sched- 
ules — Planning — Customer Service-order 
Entry — W. R. Walker, Earl Johnson, Betty 
Rogers, Ed Mann, Max McCracken, Larry 
McCall, Virginia Penland, Jane Watson, 
Judy Nicholson, Diana Edwards, Donna 
Steppe, Wanda Justice, Marilyn Phillips, 
Pat Suttles, Virginia Bradshaw, Luther Nor- 
ton, Gale Hamilton, Kay Sentelle, Eleanor 
Carlisle, Russell Maney, Bill Osteen, Hen- 
son Whitaker, Sandy Howell, Carolyn 
Brown, Dottie Hutchins, Joan Smith, Inola 
Bolt. Lu Sherrill, Mary Ann Morgan, Olin 
Corporation — Coating Dept. Shift A.B.C.D. 
Pisgah Forest. Gayley Mill Plant Engineer- 
ing Dept., Marietta, S.C., Miss Elizabeth 
White, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Woodward, Mrs. 
Willie Whitmire, Mrs. Gail Galloway, Ros- 
man. Class of 1932 — Six Mile High School, 
Six Mile, S.C., Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Lusk, 
Asheville, N.C. 

Bailey, Mrs. Florence E., Hendersonville — 
Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Fran- 
cis, Mountain Home. 

Bradley, Mr. Edward H., Hendersonville — Dr. 
Leonard Barber, Jr. & Staff, Hendersonville. 

Burleson, Mrs. Celestia L., Barnardsville — 
Judge Charles McDaris, Waynesvville. 

Campbell, Mrs. Rosana L., McDonald, Pa. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Alva L. Berry, Hendersonville. 

Clark, Mrs. George, Summerville, S.C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Canton. 

Davis, Mr. John Pruitt, Westminster, S.C. — 
Miss Elizabeth S. Randolph, Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mrs. Margaret, Suitland, Md. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin 
O. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Dixon, David Michael, Tampa, Fla. — Mr. & 

Mrs. O. K. Scott, Hendersonville. 

Dotson, Mrs. Mary Noland, Waynesville — 

Mrs. Lillian J. Justice, Canton. 

Evans, Mr. Thomas, Horse Shoe — Mr. & Mrs. 
E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 



Fain, Mrs. J. T., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. W. Kuykendall, Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Wil- 
liams, Hendersonville. 

Farmer, Mrs. Azalee H., Richmond, Va. — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Farmer, Mrs. J. L., Wilmington, Del. — Mary 
McCoy Hodges, Asheville. 

Flythe, Mr. Simon S., Lynchburg, Va. — Mrs. 
Walter F. Hart, Brevard. 

Goss, Mrs. R. M., Knoxville, Tenn. — Mrs. R. 
E. McClure, Asheville. 

Greenwaldt, Hilbert, Long Beach CA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Perry Allison, Brevard. 

Guest, Mr. Clyde Maxwell, Greenville, S.C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis D. Mitchell, Asheville. 

Hallman, Ann Hendricks, Monroe, La. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Lucian Deavor, Brevard. 

Hamilton, Dr. B. L, Statesville, N.C— Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Harding, Mr. Fred F., Raleigh — Mr. & Mrs. F. 
W. Sherwood, Asheville. 

Harrison, Ray R., Swannanoa — Mrs. O. M. 
Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. A. F. Tyson, Harold 
& Alice Patton, Mrs. E. E. White, Black 
Mountain Primary School Faculty and Staff, 
Black Mountain. Charles P. Whitson, Mrs. 
Bess W. Rayne Otto Herman, Nell Porter's 
Bridge Club, Mr. & Mrs. J. Lester Connelly, 
Joe & Jane, Swannanoa. Groce Funeral 
Home, Asheville. 

Hayes, Sarah, Asheville — W. C Hicklin, Arden. 

Hendricks, Mrs. Carl, Farmersville, La. — Mr. 
& Mrs. E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Hinds, Mrs. Louise B., Asheville — John, Betty, 
Bill Cance, Asheville. 

Huie, Mr. Litchfield, Raleigh — Miss Elizabeth 
Randolph, Hendersonville. 

Hunter, Mrs. Glenn Weaver, Atlanta, Ga. — 
Bill & Sarah Steddom, Mr. &. Mrs. F. R. 
Donoho, Asheville. 

Ives, Mr. J. Cason, Horse Shoe — Dr. Leonard 
Barber, Jr., & Staff, Hendersonville. 

Jarrett, Mr. Ray, Weaverville — Dillingham 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Carlee Dil- 
lingham & Family, Barnardsville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Ted Dillingham, Asheville. 

Joseph, Mrs. C W., Sr., Winter Haven, Fla. — 
Betty Lou Tate, Canton. 

Kimball, Mr. W. Montgomery, Hendersonville — 
Carolinas Unit — W. B. C C. I., Kannapolis, 
N.C. 

Kooles, Mrs. Gus, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ho- 
bart A. Whitman III, Asheville. 

Kuykendall, Mrs. Robert Roy, Hendersonville 
— Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Henderson- 
ville. 

Lamb, Mrs. Hugh E., Asheville — Frederick & 
Leona Crum, Asheville, Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock 

Lantz, Mr. C M., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. F. R. 
Donoho, Mrs. Elsie S. Cline, Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert R. Cline, Mr. & Mrs. Roy C. Bennett, 
Helen C Barnett, Mrs. Mary V. Smith, Miss 
Nora A. Devenish, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph M. 
Nelson, Volunteers of Escort Service, VA 
Hospital, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Stew- 
art, Hendersonville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 
Enclosed is $ In Memory Of_ 

Who died 



name of deceased 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Lyle, Mr. L. S., Hendersonville — Miss Eliza- 
beth S. Randolph, Hendersonville. 

Macfie, Mr. Spencer, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. E. 
F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

McCracken, Mr. Stewart, Horse Shoe — Team- 
sters Sunshine Fund, Washington, D.C 

McDaris, Rev. Zeb, Canton — Judge Charles 
McDarris Family, Waynesville. 

McElroy, Mr. & Mrs. Dale — Mr. & Mrs. Harold 
Siuder, Weaverville. 

McKelvey, Mr. Walter G., Brevard— Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Brevard. 

McLain, Dr. Pascal C, Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. 
J. O. Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brittain, 
Dr. & Mrs. C L. Newland, Mrs. Rush G. 
Allison, Mr. & Mrs. Perry Allison, Brevard. 

Murphy, "Pop", Canton— Mr. & Mrs. J. C j 
Parse, Canton. 

O'Bryan, Mr. Emmett J., Tacoma Park, Md.— 
Mr. John Riley, Melrose, Mass., Mrs. May 
A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Ogle, Mrs. Nita Massey, Greenville, S.C. — 
Frances Gentry, Hazel Hylton Franklin. 

Park, Mr. William, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 

Parker, Mrs. Melvin, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Clarence E. Egeler, Hendersonville. 

Patton, Mrs. Ted E. Patton, Sr., Asheville — 
Mary McCoy Hodges, Circle #2 — Grace 
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. I 
Howard A. Warren, Mr. & Mrs. Ellery R. 
Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Lloyd 
& Elnora Henson, Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Bar- i 
nett, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. C E. Beaver, Jr., Mr. I 
& Mrs. Willard M. Sessler, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Van Der Ree, Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Breazeale, ( 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Jarrett, Mr. & Mrs. i 
Gary G. Flatow, J. R. Lewis, Mr. & Mrs.. 
Stanley C Settle, Mr. & Mrs. John S. 
Mountney, Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Elms, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles W. Payne, Asheville. Mr. & j 
Mrs. David M. Rock, Friends at Central I 
Engineering, American tnka Company, 
Enka. Mrs. Herbert L. Corder, Dr. & Mrs. I 
J. K. Phillips, Belton, S.C. Mr. & Mrs. E. R. , 
Gregory, Sr., Arden. Mr. & Mrs. I. J. Bynum, 
Winston-Salem. 

Paxton, Mary, Waynesviile — Mr. & Mrs. H. R.l 
Hogan, John Paxton, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. ! 
Danny Kelley, Woodstock, Ga. 

Plaisance, Dr. Irvin, Jr., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Alan R. Brown & Family, Clyde. 

Plexico, Mrs. Mary H., Rock Hill, S.C— Mr. 
& Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel: 
C. Barber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, 
Mrs. F. M. Perry, Mrs. John Scott, Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Hughes, 
Hendersonville. 

Reed, Mr. John R., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald Murray, Hendersonville. 

Renner, Dr. George, Cincinnati, Ohio — Mrs. 
L. B. McDonald, Hendersonville. 

Richard, Mrs. C. C, Winston-Salem, N.C. — 
Miss Elizabeth S. Randolph, Syretha & Dora 
Sossamon, Miss Anne Sample, Henderson- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Charles O. Oates, Dana. 
Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Shea, Mrs. Catherine, Orlando, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. W. Kuykendall, Hendersonville. 

Sheen, Mr. William Franklin, Hendersonville — 
Vernon & Leander Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry F. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Sheider, Mrs. A. L., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. W. Kuykendall, Hendersonville. 

Smith, Mrs. Mae Bailey, Greenwood, S.C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Ann Foster Devlin 
and James Durst Devlin, Asheville. 

Tilson, Mrs. S., Topeka, KA. — John & Betty 
Cance, Asheville. 

Vick, Mrs. Katie, W. Hollywood, Fla. — Mrs 
Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 

Welch, Mr. Paul, Greensboro — Mrs. Eileen 
Hawkins, Gastonia. 

West, Mrs. Nanna, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs 
Harry G. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Mr. Roy A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ronald E. Truly, Eagle Lake, TX. 

Wright, Mrs. Lowe, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. D. 
W. Brosnan, Asheville. 



Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 191© 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 






Vol. LXXXI No. 23 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions November 1977 

MEMORIAL SERVICE for HOYT EVANS 




anhsgniing 







Funeral services were 
held in the Gaither Chapel 
at Montreat Presbyterian 
Church for Dr. B. Hoyt 
Evans who died suddenly 
while working in the yard 
of his Asheville home Sat- 
urday, Oct. 29, 1977. Dr. 
Evans, who served Ashe- 
ville Presbytery as the 
Executive for several 
years had been named 
Dean of Montreat-Ander- 
son College in April 
1977. Hoyt was "Mr. Pres- 
byterian" to many people 
all over the world. 



Dr. B. Hoyt Evans 



Dr. Evans graduated 
from Davidson College and Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary, and was a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve 
during the Second World War. 

Dr. Evans was serving as Secretary of the General Assem- 
bly Mission Board and pastor of the Brittains Cove Presby- 
terian Church in Weaverville at the time of his death. Serv- 
ing our Lord at Westminster Church and Franklin Church 
in Asheville Presbytery, Dr. Evans was elected to positions 
of leadership having served as moderator of Asheville Pres- 
bytery, Kings Mountain Presbytery, Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery and the Synod of Appalachia. 

Many of our Presbytery young adults "grew up" under the 
writings of Dr. Evans. A prolific writer of Christian youth 
jrograms, Evans published four books. 

Dr. Evans wife Martha, will continue to teach at Montreat- 
Anderson College where she serves on the Art Faculty. His 
daughters: Mrs. Alma Fisher of Enka, N. C. Mrs. Mary Cath- 
erine McNair of Asheville, Miss Ellen Evans a student at 
Wheaton, Miss Esther Evans, a student at King College, Miss 
Ruthie Evans a senior at Reynolds High in Asheville have 
all been active in Christian service and leadership. 

Memorial services were held at Montreat- Anderson Col- 
lege Tuesday morning for students and community. Special 
events and memories recalled by President Silas Vaughn, 
Rev. David Parks, Rev. Donald Munson, Rev. John New- 
ton, Rev. Jack Crawford warmed the hearts of the overflow 



crowd in Gaither Chapel on the Campus. The two o'clock 
service was conducted by Rev. John Healy, (Brother-in- 
law to Dr. Evans) Rev. William R. Anderson, Rev. Henry 
Dendy and Rev. John Leith. The General Assembly singers 
at Mrs. Evans request sang "When I Survey the Wondrous 
Cross". The ministers of Asheville Presbytery served as hon- 
orary pallbearers while the officers of the Brittains Cove 
Church officiated as Pallbearers. Friends and relatives from 
many areas of the country filled the sanctuary of Montreat 
Presbyterian Church where the service was held. Burial serv- 
ices were in Weaverville, NC at the family cemetery. All of 
us PRAISE THE LORD for our beloved HOYT EVANS. 



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FLOOD DISASTER RELIEF! 



Assistance for disaster families and others needing aid resulting from the 
flooding in western North Carolina is being offered by the Presbyterian Church 
US. The Rev. Wm. R. Anderson has been asked by the Church to discover how 
those needing assistance may be helped. Several churches across the country 
have sent supplies and materials to help out. Contact the Presbytery office if you 
need or know of anyone needing assistance. 



COMING PRESBYTERY EVENTS 

MISSION WORKSHOP— 5 P.M. 

at First Presbyterian — Hendersonville 



Nov. 13 



REVIVAL SERVICES— 7:30 Nightly Nov. 15-20 

at Dillingham Presbyterian — Barnardsville 

OPEN HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING— 2 P.M. Nov. 20 
at Presbyterian Home for Children — Black Mountain 



LEADER EDUCATION Council 
at Brevard Church 3:00 P.M. 

Christian Education COMMITTEE 
at S 8c W Cafeteria 6 P. M. 



Nov. 21 



Nov. 22 



SENIOR HIGH RETREAT (contact your pastor) 

at Windy Gap Conference Center Dec. 2-4 



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VESPER CAROLING SERVICE— 5 P.M. Dec. 1 1 

at Swannanoa Presbyterian 

CHRISTMAS EVE Candlelight Service— 7 P.M. Dec. 24 
at Kenilworth Church — Asheville 



1.0882 "0 N 'aiHAaqsv 

3|l!Aaijsv jo AiaiAqsajd 
:uiojj 



PRESBYTERY MEETING 

at (no church has invited us yet?) 



Jan. 17 



POLICY 
Our Mountain Work accepts dates for listing in COMING PRESBYTERY 
EVENTS from all our churches and institutions. Dates and events must be 
WRITTEN or TYPED and received in the Presbytery Office ... we don't 
guess at the time and place and event! Editor 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November 1977 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyt 

The Preview for the four new curric- 
ulum was held in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Asheville on November 13, 
1977 from 3 - 5 o'clock. This curriculum 
produced from the (CE:SA) Christian 
Education: Shared Approaches Move- 
ment is to be our Church School ma- 
terial after next fall. 

Other CE:SA Previews are to be held 
soon in the outlying areas about which 
your church will be hearing, if it has 
not already. Andrews, Dillingham and 
Brevard are the next churches planning 
for hosting a preview for their areas. 

The Presbytery team members who 
are taking these four new literature pre- 
views around are Mrs. Kenneth Fore- 
man of Montreat, Rev. Mr. Larry Ayers 
of Riceville, Mrs. Rex Cowan of West- 
minster, Rev. Mr. Jack Parse of Canton, 
Miss Lynn Holman of Swannanoa, Mr. 
Richard Boyce of Asheville First, Mrs. 
Grace Munro of Brevard, and Mrs. Ken- 
neth Medearis of Trinity. The events 
are being planned through the leader 
Education Committee of which Mrs. 
Foreman is chairman and through Pres- 
bytery Office with the DCE. 



PRESBYTERY EVANGELISM 
EXPLOSION SEMINAR 




Coffee break during explosion seminar shows 
Archie Parish and Andy McDonough, McDon- 
ough, Elder at Highlands Church serves as 
Presbytery Evangelism Chairman for 1977. 




GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
TO MEET YEARLY 

A year-long study has resulted in a de- 
cision to continue holding annual meet- 
ings of the General Assembly of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S. 

The decision came at the Oct. 17-18 
meeting of the Committee on Assembly 
Operations, which approved a special 
committee's recommendation against 
holding less frequent meetings of the de- 
nomination's highest policy-making body. 

One reason given was the need to im- 
prove the "trust level in the church." 
The committee suggested that "further 
trust level erosion" might result from 
holding meetings every other year, or 
every third or fourth year as some de- 
nominations do. 

However, Assembly Operations Chair- 
man Joe S. Harvard III of Decatur, Ga., 
said the committee plans to look into 
the matter again later because "we're 
not sure how long we can afford the ex- 
pense of holding annual meetings." 

He said it costs about a quarter-of-a- 
million dollars for a meeting;. This in- 
cludes huge volumes of printings before 
and after Assembly sessions. 

Here are some arguments they found against less 
frequent meetings: 

— Major reorganization of denominational structures 
would be required, "and the mood of the church 
is such that it will not favor such changes at this 
time." 

— "Elites" would get too much power, and "staff 
domination would increase." 

— It would cause the church to become less re- 
sponsive to crucial issues. 
< • > — Minority concerns might be "shelved" or de- 
layed. 

— The unity of the church is affirmed by yearly 
meetings. 
— ,, J, , „.,, T , , . Some arguments for less frequent meetings: 

ine Reverend Billy Joe Martin —It would save money, "although less than first 

PO BOX 216 imagined" 

" — Staff and committee time could be used for 

Swannanoa, N.G. 28778 more creative purposes. 

— Tensions within the church might be lessened 
because fewer controversial issues would be before 
IM^mo A/^Mt-oco X>U ,ne cnurcn ar| d would be spread over a wider period 

l\dllie /\uuress rnone f time. This also would result in less "bad press." 

I nominate: — Tne church "could turn from focusing on inter- 

nal affairs and processes . . . and turn more to 
mission and witness." 

He said the continued increase in the 

assessment is caused by the Assembly 

asking the Office of General Assembly 

__. to cover "more and more functions" at 



MODERATOR'S COLUMN 

Rev. Billy Joe Martin 

No church has offered 
their physical plant for the 
Winter Presbytery meeting. 
The Presbytery is open to 
any invitation for the Jan- 
uary meeting. 

The Moderator reports 
that a committee has been formed to 
make the necessary revisions in the Pres- 
bytery's Manual. Those who are being 
asked to serve are: Reverend Edward 
Renegar, Reverend A. M. McGeachy, 
Mr. Willard Sessler, Mrs. Kenneth Fore- 
man, Miss Carlisle Hoyt. 

Request from the Nominating Com- 
mittee to ministers and members of 
Asheville Presbytery. If you have lay 
persons in your church that you would 
like to see serve on the committees of 
Asheville Presbytery, please forward 
their names to: 



The Rev. Archie Parrish, from Coral Ridge 
Presbyterian teaches laymen and clergy from 
many churches evangelism techniques. Wor- 
ship and instruction highlighted the event. 



the denominational level. 

One factor that has held the assessment 
down in recent years, he said, is the use 
of reserve funds. But these reserves are 
now at a minimum level, he noted. 

The eight-member special committee 
studying the advisability of holding less 
frequent Assembly meetings was chaired 
by John R. Chambless of Montgomery. 



MISSIONARY NEWS 



(jfamtofy and S&anatf 



THROUGH 




I am Ray Dean, a Ruling Elder of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. 
Having served five years on the General Assembly's Board of Annuities 
and Relief from 1972 through 1976 (one year as Chairman of the Ministerial 
Relief Committee), and as Asheville Presbytery's current contact repre- 
sentative between the Board and Presbytery, I am vitally concerned that 
consideration is now being given to reducing benefits of the retired 
servants of the Church. It is my hope and prayer that after presenting 
the facts about Ministerial Relief, my concern and the concern of the 
Board of Annuities and Relief will become your concern and that benefits 
to the retired will be increased rather than having to be decreased. The 
ultimate decision rests with me, you and all Presbyterians through the 
total Church and depends upon our contributions to the annual Joy Gift 
offering next month. 

The following facts relative to Ministerial Relief are excerpted from the 
Board's "Report to the 117th General Assembly" and the "1977 Joy Gift Kit" 
and are offered for your information and consideration. 

1. The Board of Annuities and Relief operates two businesses and a 
benevolence. Annuity programs and group insurance are contractural 
businesses; annuity dues and insurance premiums make these programs 
self-supporting, both are financially sound ! The same cannot be said 
for Ministerial Relief which is not a business but a benevolence, the 
Church's arm of compassion extended to the Church's disabled and 
retired personnel. 

2. Ministerial Relief is supported by (a) the General Assembly Budget and 
Joy Gift offering, and (b) a small investment income from an endowment 
fund. The Board's annuity, insurance and Ministerial Relief funds 
are separate and may never be co-mingled ; the proceeds of one can 
never be used for another. 



3. The current crisis in Ministerial Relief is not income assistance to 
the retired; this cost of monthly income assistance and emergency grants 
actually decreased in 1976 by $66,000 from $562,000 to $496,000. The 
villain is the high cost of medical insurance for the retired, a program 
providing not only health care but also emotional security to an age 
group highly vulnerable to catastrophic illnesses. 

4. Since 1967, gifts to Ministerial Relief have increased 24%, while 
expenditures have gone to 51% for the same ten-year period. In 1976, 
Relief gifts reached a new high — $917,602 — but distributions climbed 
to $1,209,051. The 1976 dollar, in terms of 1967 purchasing power, 
was worth only fifty-six cents. The Board is grateful for increased 
dollars, but the hard fact is that to provide current services its 
Contingency Reserve Fund is being invaded annually at a rate projected 
to totally exhaust the Fund in 1980. The Contingency Fund contains 
the equivalent of about one year's service cost for Ministerial Relief. 

5. Since the advent of Medicare in 1966, the Board has provided, without cost, 
to all eligible retired personnel and their dependents a Group Major 
Medical Insurance Policy, together with reimbursement for Part B of Medicare. 
Initial cost in 1967 was $172,759; last year the cost was $712,582, or 59% 

of the total Ministerial Relief cost. 1976 was the first year that medical 
coverage cost exceeded income assistance. Even with such security, medical 
expenses of our retired servants are covered only in part, and prolonged 
confinements still have the potential of destroying even substantial savings. 

I trust that you now understand that the options are few: (1) fewer benefits, 
or (2) more funds. This strain in Ministerial Relief can only be relieved through 
benevolence gifts. Since 1932, the General Assembly has designated December 
as the special season in which we can express our love, appreciation and concern 
for the material needs of many of our retirees through the Joy Gift Offering. 
Your Joy Gift Offering, shared at Christmas time, or any other time of the year, 
brings a blessing to many. Your gift each year, along with your encouragement 
of others to give, in a real sense determines the standard of living for many 
of these faithful servants. If you have never participated in the Joy Gift 
offering, I urge you to begin this year. If you have always given to the 
Joy Gift offering, I hope you can increase your gift. The Board of Annuities 
and Relief can distribute only what the Church provides. Our retired servants 
are counting on you and me. 




November 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by Lynn Holman 

The children at the Home are working 
hard to get everything ready for the an- 
nual Open House which will be held 
on Sunday, November 20th from 2 to 5 
p.m. This is something that the children 
look forward too very much. All the 
children, from youngest to oldest like 
the opportunity to meet some of the peo- 
ple in the churches that they have been 
writing to all year. They also enjoy tak- 
ing our visitors through the Home. 
Please try to attend, meet our children, 
and see our facilities. 

Karla Buckner has been selected for 
the Swannanoa Valley clogging team, 
which performs at several community 
functions during the year. Karla is a 
seventh grader this year at the Home. 

Ms. Holman has been giving a new 
slide presentation at several churches. So 
far the Brevard, Canton, Hendersonville, 
and Lakey Gap church have seen the 
presentation. If your church is interest- 
ed, please contact Ms. Holman at 686- 
3666. 

Sunday, November 13th the children 
of the Home were invited to the Hender- 
sonville church for the day. They attend 
the Sunday school and worship services, 
and then go with various families from 
the church for dinner and to spend the 
afternoon. They enjoy this, and gives 
them a chance to meet many fine Chris- 
tian families. 

We were pleased to have circle $3 
from the First Presbyterian Church of 
Asheville for their monthly circle meet- 
ing and for lunch on November 7. Be- 
cause of the closing of school due to the 
flood waters, they also had the chance 
to meet many of our children. 

As manny of you already know, Mrs. 
Margaret Hensley, the housemother for 
the little boys died unexpectedly on Oc- 
tober 24th. Mrs. Hensley had been with 
the Home for six years. We hope that 
you will remember the matter of a new 
houseparent in your prayers. 



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65 YEARS OF PERFECT 
ATTENDANCE ! ! 

Six persons with a combined total of 
65 years of perfect Sunday School atten- 
dance were honored recently during Ral- 
ly Day Services at West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church. They are: Jamie Goode, 
1 year; Mrs. Joyce McLean, 2 years; Mar- 
ty Parker, 3 years; Mattie Justice, 8 years; 
Sam Patton, 20 years; and Elizabeth 
Hawkins, 31 years. As Rev. Howard 
Shockley, pastor, presented them with 
their awards, the congregation rejoiced 
with thanks to God for their faithful ex- 
amples of dedication. 

SHAPING THINGS TO COME 

Youth Ministry in the Presbyterian 
Church U.S. 

The Rev. Richard Shelor, Pastor of 
Black Mountain Church and High 
School sophomore William Anderson, 
Jr. of Montreat Church will attend a 
conference entitled SHAPING THINGS 
TO COME: PCUS Youth Ministry. The 
Youth Advisory Board (made up of two 
representatives from each synod) , met in 
Atlanta to plan the implementation of 
the goals adopted by the 117th General 
Assembly in regard to youth ministry. 
The planning meetings task was to plan 
a conference which will help shape a co- 
ordinated, locally-based youth ministry 
program for the PCUS. The categories 




which Shelor and Anderson were asked 
to fill were for an adult involved in 
youth ministry and for a 10 th or 
11th grade student. Anderson and She- 
lor's responsibilities will be outlined to 
them after the next meeting of the ad- 
visory board in Atlanta. 

Rev. Shelor serves Asheville Presby- 
tery as Chairman and Advisor to the 
Youth Council. Anderson, the son of 
Rev. and Mrs. William R. Anderson, 
is a student at Owen High School in 
Swannanoa. Shelor and Anderson will 
learn ideas and needs from many of the 
Presbytery Youth groups at the Windy 
Gap Retreat in December. 

(Continued from page 4) 

Penley, Mr. Charles, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert Tweed, Ricky and Elizabeth Morrow, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tweed, Jr., 
Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Sheehan, Wea- 
ve rville. 

Pettengill, Marguerite Danielson, Cherokee, 
la. — Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Hender- 
sonville. 

Plexico, Mrs. Mary, Rock Hill, S.C. — Miss 
Maggie Good, Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. J. F. Ag- 
new, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. 
Wyly G. Campbell, Hendersonville. 

Radcliff, Dilly Lee, Asheville — Tarmac Audio 
Visual Company, Asheville. 

Reeve, Mrs. Harold, Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 

Renner, Dr. George, Cincinnati, OH — Dr. & 
Mrs. Robert B. Hay, Hendersonville. 

Reusing, Mr. R. N., Asheville — Mrs. Mamie 
W. Aiken, Asheville. 

Robinson, Mr. J. Preston, Charlotte, N.C. — 
Elizabeth H. Carpenter, Montreat. 

Scruggs, Mrs. Bess, Tampa, Fla. — Mrs. A. 
C. Shaw, Asheville. 

Sheen, Mr. Franklin, West Palm Beach, Fla. — 
Mrs. Lucille N. Agnew, Hendersonville. 

Siler, Mr. Clifton K., Asheville — Mrs. Kath- 
leen J. Morse, Mr. Hugh Lamb, Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus M. Devlin. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Fur- 
ness, Jr., Enka. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Neal 
and Family, Clemson, S.C. Mr. & Mrs. 
Claude Holcombe, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. John 
Dillingham, Enka. 

Smith, Mr. Farquhard, Fayetteville, N.C— Mr. 

& Mrs. David K. Fox, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Smyth, Mrs. Madge Jordon, Charlotte, N.C— 

Mrs. Alex H. Galloway, Winston-Salem, NC. 

Strand, Mr. Allen E., Greensboro, N.C. — 

Elizabeth H. Carpenter, Montreat. 

Studebaker, Mr. Samuel S., Sr., Tipp City, OH 

— Mr. & Mrs. E. D. McKeown, Brevard. 

Surface, Mrs. F. E., Erwin, Tenn. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Don C. Scroggs, Men of The Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Canton. 

Thompson, Mrs. Julius F., Sr, Graham, N.C. 

— Mrs. James R. Fawcett, Sr., Asheville. 

Turnbull, Margaret, Boynton Beach, Fla. — 

Circle #3 of Brevard-Davidson River Pres- 
byterian Church, Brevard. 



West, Mrs. F. S., Candler 

aker, Horse Shoe. 



Carolyn B. Whit- 



L-R William Anderson. Jr. and The Reu. Shelnr 



Wilson, Mrs. John L., Pisgah Forest — Mrs. 
D. T. Abercrombie, Mr. & Mrs. Perry Alli- 
son, Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Newland, The 
Hedrick Family, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Carpenter, 
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Patterson, Brevard. Mr. & 
Mrs. Richard H. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. George 
W. Wilson, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. Jane M. 
Wilson, Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. Van Buren Hug- 
nine Dncmnn 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November 1977 



iimnrtal (Stfia 

Andrews, Mrs. Robert O., Laurens, S. C. — 

Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Newland, Brevard. 

Atkinson, Mrs. Nora L., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Joe W. Merck, Central, S.C. Mr. & Mrs. A. 
D. Lusk, Rosman. 

Aycock, Mrs. John L., Florence, S.C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. D. R. Blankinship, Miss Eleanor Wil- 
liams, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey R. McConnell, Mrs. 
Ethel B. Owen, Miss Myrtle J. Barnette, Mrs. 
Eva B. Jones, Mrs. Lela B. Price, Mr. & 
Mrs. J. S. Carpenter, Mrs. Albert E. Nor- 
ville, Brevard, Ada H. Allison, Pisgah For- 
est. Mr. & Mrs. R. Carter Howell, Lenoir, 
N.C. 

Banks, Mr. Lawton Carlisle, Greenwood, S.C. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Gus Devlin, Miss Ann Foster 
Devlin, Mr. James Durst Devlin, Asheville. 

Barrett, Mr. Charles, Murphy — Mrs. R. H. 
Foard, Cleveland, N.C. 

Bennett, Mr. James, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. R. 
Ned Morris, Asheville. 

Bentley, Mr. Dwight S., Henderson ville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Ralph Rector & Children, Henderson- 
ville. 

Blythe, Carroll, Hendersonville — Hazel E. 
McCormick, Brevard. 

Brandon, Mr. Kerry, Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Burton Osteen, Swannanoa. 

Buchanan, Mrs. Jack R., Asheville — Mrs. 
Robert P. Williams, Asheville. 

Burnham, Mr. Joseph A., Chicago, III. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Miss Ann Foster Dev- 
lin, Mr. James D. Devlin, Highlands. 

Chambers, Mr. Overton, Highlands — First 
Presbyterian Church, Highlands. 

Cochran, Mr. Weaver, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Crawford, Mr. F. Earl, Sr., Charlotte, N.C— 
Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 

Davis, Mr. Alonza, Mt. Olive, N.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray Winchester, Brevard. 

Davis, Mr. L= N,, Waynesville — Mrs. A. P. 
Ledbetter, Hazelwood. Dr. & Mrs. Hugh 
Daniel, Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Johnson, Waynes- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Lake 
Junaluska. 

Dolbee, Mrs. Earl, Sr., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Dr. & 
Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Circle #3 of First 
Presbyterian Church, Dr. & Mrs. R. A. Por- 
ter, Mrs. J. C. Morrow, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas D. Clark, The Ralph Rectors, Mrs. 
Charles Stube, Dr. & Mrs. Francis A. Bu- 
chanan, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Elsie Ficker, 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen, Mrs. L. B. Mc- 
Donald, Mr. & Mrs. P. F. Sudduth, Mrs. Vir- 
ginia Hodges, Henderson County Dental 
Society, Hendersonville. Mrs. William M. 
Shepherd, Mrs. L. H. McKay, Verneena J. 
Thomas, Flat Rock. Mrs. L. C. Rountree, 
Jacksonville, N.C. Mrs. C. E. Waddell & 
Family, Lafayette, Ind. Mrs. Alexander J. 
McKelway, Miss Ida Clark, Miss Frances 
Clary, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Duff, Mr. James W., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Alex H. Galloway, Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Dunn, Mr. G. T., Lake Village, Ark. — Circle 
#3 of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 



Asheville. 
Etheredge, Mr. Robert W., Scotland Neck, N. 

C. — Mr. Samuel E. Leonard, Montreat. 

Evans, Dr. B. Hoyt, Asheville — Mrs. Garlene 
S. Stutts, Montreat. Miss Edith Sollmann, 
Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Roberts, Mrs. D. M. 
Killian, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Mr. & 
Mrs. M. Graham Price and Leslie, Mr. & 
Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. H. Mack 
Jones, Mark and Suzanne Jones, Mr. & 
Mrs. Kytle Williams, Mrs. R. E. McClure, 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Miss 
Margaret Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. Hollis F. Sprin- 
kle, Miss Olive Croswell, Mrs. H. B. Cros- 
well, Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Mrs. Nita 
Smith, Mr. & Mrs. James R. Carson, Mrs. 
Clara D. Evans, Mr. & Mrs. Hoyt Bangs and 
Amy, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil W. Parham, Mr. & 
Mrs. John Schell, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
George Sowerby, Mrs. Hazel Hylton, The 
Ron Gentry Family, Mrs. J. A. Riddle, Mor- 
rison Presbyterian Church, Franklin. Mr. 
Jack G. Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 
Men of The Church of Canton Presbyterian 
Church, Women of The Canton Presbyte- 
rian Church, Canton. Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. 
Robert L. Curtis, Betty Brigmon, Mr. & Mrs. 
Jackie Brigmon, Mrs. J. E. Peeke and Cath- 
erine, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Miss Kittie 
Sue McElroy, Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Smith, 
Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. P. E. Brintnall, Bry- 
son City. Adult Sunday School Class of 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Waynes- 
ville. Dillingham Presbyterian Church, 
Barnardsville. Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Danny Johnson, 
Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bell, 
Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKen- 
zie, Mrs. Carrah Basden, Mrs. Georgia 
Haynes, Miss Beverly Gilliland, Miss Lynn 
Holman, Chaplain & Mrs. James H. Skel- 
ton, Jr., Black Mountain. First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Sidney McCarty. Mr. 
& Mrs. Allen Ingle and Shannon, Mr. & Mrs. 
Cecil B. McElroy, Jr., Birmingham, Ala. Mr. 
& Mrs. Robert Hughes and Family, Candler. 
Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Vaught, Tryon. Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles C. Vinson, Rabun Gap, Ga. Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles Bassett, Mrs. Cathy Bassett 
Piercy, Fairview. Mr. & Mrs. Holt P. Calla- 
way, Jr., Mrs. Lewis E. McLean, Kinston, 
N.C. Mrs. Marion R. Waltz, Columbia, S.C. 
General Assembly Board, Atlanta, Ga. 

Foster, Mr. Ernest, Brevard — Mrs. Ernest B. 
Foster, Caledon, Ontario, Canada. 

Fresh, Mr. Lee, Dunedin, Fla. — Miss Jose- 
phine Osborne, Weaverville. 

Gerkin, Mr. Byron, Mary ville, Tenn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Roy Fisher, Hendersonville. 

Hamlin, Mr. Robert C, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. M. P. Arnette, Hendersonville. 

Harrell, Mr. Bruce, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. P. F. Suddath, Hendersonville. 

Hayes, Mrs. Laurence, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Easton L. Hulme, Asheville. 

Hensley, Mrs. Margaret, Black Mountain — 
Mrs. Alvin Hensley, David & Elaine Boone, 
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hall, Mrs. Vonno Anglin, 
Burnsville. Mr. & Mrs. D. Hilton Seals, Mr. 
& Mrs. Wiley J. White, Mr. & Mrs. John W. 
Gatling, Mrs. Carmen Sluder, Asheville. 



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Mary L. Drauch, Data Systems and Analysis 
Unit of Employment and Training of U. S. 
Department of Labor, Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Car- 
rah Basden, Mrs. Georgia Haynes, Miss 
Beverly Gilliland, Miss Lynn Holman, Mr. 
& Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Children of 
The Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain. 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Horton and Children, New 
Orleans, La. Miss Melanie Hyatt, Chapel 
Hill, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Neuburger, Mr. 
M. L. Horton, Lacombe, La. Ann Bryan, Wil- 
mington, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bell, 
Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. Dan Lewis, Hickory, 
N.C. Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Heffner, Yadkin- 
ville, N.C. Dr. & Mrs. C. D. Maddox. 

Hunter, Mrs. Frank, St. Louis, Mo. — Mrs. 
Tom Gray, Hayesville. 

Hunter, Lt. Col. William C, Waynes, N. J. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hunter, Hendersonville. 

James, Mrs. Letta, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady Brittain, Brevard. Mrs. Merrill Eld- 
ridge, Ellsworth, Maine. 

Kapp, Mr. Lehman, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ray Winchester, Brevard. 

Krickel, Mr. Edward, Danielsville, Ga. — Mr. 
& Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Lamb, Mrs. Hugh, Asheville — Mrs. James 
Massey, Florence, Ala. 

Lantz, Mr. C. Moore, Asheville — Asheville 
Citizen-Times Publishing Co., Asheville. 

Laughter, Mr. Clanny, Edney ville, N.C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. William Garrison, East Flat Rock. 

Lawrence, Mrs. Amon P., Sr., Asheville — Mrs. 
James R. Fawcett, Sr., Asheville. 

Lawter, Mr. Boyd, Saluda, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
George W. Wheeler, Jr., Brevard. Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Leaman, Mrs. Carrie Chapman, Cross Hill, S. 
C. — Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price and Les- 
lie, Asheville. 

Lewis, Mr. Everett — Mr. & Mrs. Bill Kindley, 
Arden. 

Macfie, Mr. Spencer Morgan, Jr., Brevard — 
Dunn's Rock Masonic Lodge Officers and 
Members, Brevard. 

Maston, Mr. Frank, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gene Usher, Hendersonville. 

McCrain, Mary Alice, Asheville — Circle #3 
of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

McKeown, Mrs. Julia Clark, Brevard — Mr. & 
Mrs. D. T. Abercrombie, May M. Mattson, 
Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Newland, Jane Dar- 
nall, Mr. & Mrs. George Coan, Mrs. Albert 

E. Norvill, Brevard. Mrs. Ada Allison, Pis- 
gah Forest. 

McKinstry, Mr. & Mrs. Donald, Henderson- 
ville — Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. May, Mr. & 
Mrs. T. H. Beals, The Alumni Club of Hen- 
dersonville, Mr. & Mrs. Marion Morrison, 
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Carter, Dr. & Mrs. Wal- 
ter A. Luck, Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Dexter, 
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Ahrens, Laurelwood 
Homeowners Association, Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Moberg, Burlington, 
Wi. Avis Rent A Car System, Inc., The 
Western Regional Sales Department of Avis 
Rent A Car System, Inc., Millbrae, Calif. 
Mr. & Mrs. Silas J. Maxwell and Steve, Aus- 
tin, Tex. Mr. & Mrs. Woodruff Almlof, La 
Grange, III. 

McLain, Dr. Pascal C, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
G. E. Miller, Asheboro, N.C. Miss Jane Dar- 
nall, Dr. & Mrs. William Martin, Circle #5 
of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin J. Patterson, Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Mrs. W. J. Kay, Mrs. O. 

F. Cannon, Brevard. 

Morrow, Mrs. Jarvis, Waynesville — Circle 
#9 of First Presbyterian Church, henderson- 
ville. 

Muir, Mrs. Florence W. — Mr. & Mrs. W. D. 
Hendry, Miss Goodwill Post, Waynesville. 

Nettles, Judge Zebulon Vance, Asheville — 
Mrs. Sterling Nettles Murray, West Chester, 
Oh. 

Patton, Mrs. E. E., Sr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
W. J. White, Mr. & Mrs. George Cajigal, 
Mr. & Mrs. S. Grady Jones, Mr. & Mrs. John 
B. Schifflin, Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. Horace 
Adams, Jr., Springfield, Va. 

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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 




Vol. LXXXI No. 24 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions December 1977 



HOME MISSION CHURCHES REPORT c 

Dillingham Church Receives Property Deed 




Goals for 1978 were list- 
ed by Elders and Pastors 
of "Home Mission Church- 
es" at a traditional Christ- 
mas reporting meeting 
1 held at S & W Cafeteria. 
Home mission churches 
are so named because 
they are not fully self-sup- 
porting. Each "Home Mis- 
sion" church receives 
Elders at annual meeting monthly aid in the form 

of salary support and /or program support from the Presby- 
tery treasury. New organizational structure ordered by Pres- 
bytery Commissioners at a 1977 meeting created a special 
committee to help supervise and direct the mission pro- 
gram to these churches. Churches are Andrews Church. 
Andrews, N. C; Cullowhee Church, in Cullowhee. Morrison 
Church in Franklin, Havesville Church in Hayesville, N. C. 
Ivey Park and Dillingham Churches in Barnardsville, Brit- 
tains Cove Church in Weaverville. Bethel "H." in Waynes- 
ville and Bethel "C" in Unaka, N. C. The last meeting of 
the Presbytery's committee CONGREGATIONAL TRAIN- 
ING and RESOURCES took place in conjunction with 
these events. The Rev. LeRoy Secrest, Chairman of the 
Home Missions Corporation will continue to serve as Chair- 
man of the new committee on Presbytery Mission. Other 
action during the meeting included deeding the property 
which Dillingham Church is on and the buildings to the 
Church Trustees. This will permit Dillingham to borrow 
money to renovate their manse and church sanctuary. The 
Rev. and Mrs. Bill Anderson, Miss Edith Sollmann and M ; ss 
Carlisle Hoyt served as hosts and greeted the group on be- 
half of Presbytery. 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE AND 

MONTREAT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH to 

jointly host Presbytery Jan. 17th. 

College President Silas Vaughn and Pastor Calvin Thiel- 
man at Montreat Presbyterian Church have invited the win- 
ter meeting of Asheville Presbytery to meet at Gaither Chap- 
el on Tuesday, January 17, 1978. Several special reports are 



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expected to be given to presbyters and visitors. Special wor- 
ship services will mark the beginning of Presbytery. Jan- 
uary meeting is known as the Annual Meeting. The annual 
reports of the churches shall be presented then. (ELDERS 
NOTE THIS) The annual election of officers and commit- 
tee members will be held at this time. Church officers and 
clerks of sessions are reminded that they should bring the 
Sessional Records to this meeting for review. At this meet- 
ing ALL COMMITTEES and AGENCIES of Asheville Pres- 
bytery will present tentative financial reports for 1977. The 
committee on Administration and Promotion will present 
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COMING PRESBYTERY EVENTS 



RICEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN 

—Christmas Drama & Joy Gift 6:30 PM 

— Christmon Tree and CHOIR PROGRAM 7:30 PM 

BLACK MOUNTAIN PRESBYTER'AN Black Mtn, NC 

— Christmas Cantata — Senior Choir 11 AM 

— Joy Gift Supper 6:30 PM 
—CANDLELIGHT Service Christmas Eve 

WEST ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN Asheville NC 

— Cantata "Down From His Glory" 11:00 AM 

— Joy Gift Service & Musical Drama 6:30 PM 

GRACE COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN Asheville NC 

— Christmas Cantata 11:00 AM 

—Vesper "Youth Choir" 7:30 

— Family Service 5:30 PM 

— Communion Service 11:00 AM 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN— Asheville, NC 

—Candlelight and Bell Service 5:00 PM 

FRANKLIN PRESBYTERIAN— Franklin NC 

— Christmas Cantata 6:30 PM 

—Joy Gift Service 7:00 PM 

— Christmas Eve Mass 11:00 PM 

— Communion Service 10:30 AM 



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— Choral Program by Senior Choir 

—Christmas Worship 
KENILWORTH PRESBYTERIAN— Asheville NC 

— Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 
MURPHY PRESBYTERIAN— Murphy NC 

— Family Christmas Supper 

—Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 
CANTON, Canton, NC 

_ WorshiD at Nursing Home 

— Jov Gift at Church 
BETHEL, Waynesville. NC 

— Christmas Soecial Worship 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN— Swannanoa NC 

—Open Church Christmon Tree 

— Christmas Service 
NOMINATING COMMITTEE— 

— at S & W Cafeteria 
MODERATORS COUNCIL Meeting 

■ — at Presbytery Office (Lunch) 
ANNUAL MEETING— ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

— at Montreat Anderson College and Montreat Presbyterian Church 
— Meets in Gaither Chapel at 9:00 AM 
MINISTERS and WIVES Meeting— (Luncheon) 

—At Innsbrook Mall — The Hallmark Cafeteria 

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POLICY 
Our Mountain Work accepts dates for listing in COMING PRESBYTERY 
EVENTS from all our churches and institutions. Dates and events must be 
WRITTEN or TYPED and received in the Presbytery Office ... we don't 
guess at the time and place and event! Editor 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December 1977 




CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

CHRISTMAS worship 
I plans for many of our 
Presbytery congregations 
and Pastors, professors, 
administrators, and re- 
tired persons provide an 
a exciting and appropriate 
climax to 1977. Gladness and Sadness 
during this year has been intense. Our 
Lord has been at work among all of us. 
PRAISE the Lord for this. 

All of us at your PRESBYTERY OF- 
FICE join in THANKING YOU for the 
cooperation, friendship, fellowship and 
cooperation we have experienced dur- 
ing 1977. Our prayer is for renewed zeal 
and warm Christian togetherness dur- 
ing 1978 as we pledge to serve our Lord 
Jesus in this ministry. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY 
NEW YEAR. 

Bill Anderson, Edith Sollmann, 
Carlisle Hoyt 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyt 

The material is not 
out yet for the Christian 
Education: Shared Ap- 
1 proaches, but the man- 
I uals describing it are. 
™ These can be obtained 
from the Presbyterian 
Center in Atlanta (341 Ponce de Leon 
Ave., from Materials Distribution Cen- 
ter, zip code 30308) These are: Know- 
ing the Word — A Manual for CE:SA, 
Interpreting the Word — A Manual for 
CE:SA, Living the Word — A Manual 
for CE:SA, Doing the Word — A Manual 
for CE:SA, Leader Manual for CE:SA. 

There are also available age-group 
manuals which have been produced 
along with the CE:SA movement to be 
used especially with the literature. 
These have come out simultaneously 
with the above and can be ordered with 
them from the same place. They are: 
Younger Children — A Manual for 
CE:SA, Older Children— A Manual for 
CE:SA, Youth— A Manual for CE:SA, 
Adults — A Manual for CE:SA, Intergen- 
erational Manual for CE:SA. 

As quickly as material in any form 
comes out, we are trying to inform you 
of it and we are continuing to have the 
previews on CE:SA to give basic infor- 
mation. The one named to be held at 
Brevard will now be held at Trinity in- 
stead for that area. This will be on 
January 22, Sunday from 3-5 p.m. and 
another later will be at the Morrison 
Church for that area. Anyone is wel- 
come to attend any of these previews 
who wish to do so. 



DECEMBER 1977 
Entered as second-class mail December 1977, at the 
Postoffice at Asheville, N. O, under the act of March 
3, 1879. Second Class Postage paid at Asheville. N. C. 
28802. 

Published Monthly At Asheville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, 

40 Church Street - - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Change of Address Requested 

Subacriptlon Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



RSV BIBLE'S 25th 
ANNIVERSARY NOTED 



Publication of the Revised Standard 
Version of the Bible in 1952 touched 
off a lively controversy. 

A copy of the new translation was 
burned at a protest service and its ashes 
sent were to the chairman of the RSV 
Bible committee. Those ashes in a 
blackened coffee tin are filed away 
in the RSV offices, now housed at 
Princeton (N.J.) Seminary. 

Some of the attacks attempted to char- 
acterize the RSV Bible or its transla- 
tors as "Communist." 

When the Revised Standard Versions 
was first published 25 years ago, it was 
only the third English version to appear 
since publication of the King James Ver- 
sion in 1611. Since 1952, however, doz- 
ens of new translations have become 
available — many of them products of 
the growing evangelical movement. And 
ironically, some of the same groups pub- 
lishing today's modern-language Bible 
versions were once the staunchest critics 
of the RSV. 

The early critics charged that the 
translators changed the Bible or intro- 
duced new material into it. RSV trans- 
lators had the benefit of manuscript dis- 
coveries, and discoveries about the He- 
brew and Greek languages that occurred 
after the KJV was published. 

The initial printing of nearly a mil- 
lion copies was sold out within two 
weeks, and the publishers kept the press- 
es running night and day to keep up 
with the unprecedented demand. It 
continued to sell more than a million 
copies a year for 10 years, and sales 
have now passed 30 million, making 
RSV the most widely selling modern ver- 
sion. 



PRESBYTERY MEETING JAN. 17 

(Continued from page 1) 
the Spending Budget for 1978 for adop- 
tion. Chairman P. K. Feree will pre- 
sent this for the Budget Council. The 
annual report of the Women of the 
church will be given by Mrs. Silas 
Vaughn. Important nominations will 
be presented for committee assignments 
by the Nominating Committee. The 
COMMISSIONERS for GENERAL AS- 
SEMBLY 1978 will be chosen during 
this meeting. A special time for IN- 
TERNATIONAL MISSION has been 
planned in accordance with Presbytery 
Manual. 

The Moderators committee reminds 
churches of their responsibility and priv- 
ilege to host a future meeting of Pres- 
bytery. Dates are: TUESDAY APRIL 
11; TUESDAY July 11; TUESDAY 
OCT. 10. Some of you churches who 
haven't had Presbytery in a looooong 
time may want to volunteer . . . Let us 
hear from you at Presbytery meeting. 
Editor. 



WOMEN OF ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

by Cathy Vaughn 

The Fall Retreat of 
the Women of the 
Church with the theme, 
"Journey Inward — Jour- 
ney Outward" was held 
at Montreat-A n d e r - 
son College in October. 
Ida Gordon Poole of Sarasota, Florida 
was Bible leader, and Sally McQueen of 
Statesville, coordinator of Synod's Mis- 





Mrs. Sally McQueen and Mrs. Vaughn hold- 
ing special banner. 

sion Committee on Women's Work, led 
the devotions at both sessions. Seventy 
women, representing almost every 
church in the Presbytery, stayed over- 
night on the campus. Altogether 94 
women attended the retreat. 

Bettie Pritchard of the Grace Cov- 
enant Church designed and made a 
beautiful banner carrying out the theme 
of the retreat. Posters, program covers 
and other items also carried out the 
theme. Mary Lois Craige of Montreat 
decorated the tables. Martha Anne Nev- 
ille of Hendersonville gave the book 
chat. Music was led by Margaret Mar- 
quis of Swannanoa with Gladys Crisp 
as pianist. Jane McKay and several wom- 
en from Hendersonville had the special 
music. 

The planning committee was: Marion 
Beegle (Cullowhee) , Virginia Bradley 
(Grace Covenant) , Martha Anne Nev- 
ille (Hendersonville) , Jean Usher (Hen- 
dersonville) , and Cathy Vaughn (Mon- 
treat) . 

Fall district meetings were also suc- 
cessful. Meetings were held at Malvern 
Hills, Montreat, Murphy, Brevard-Da- 
vidson River, and Waynesville. Total 
attendance was 465, a big increase and 
the offering was over $500, also an in- 
crease. The district chairmen and the 
host churches did an outstanding job. 
Elected as new district chairmen were: 
District I, Mrs. O. T Wynne (Oak For- 
est) , District II, Mrs. Donald Munson 
(Montreat) , and District III, Mrs. Rus- 
sell Rhinehart (Hayesville) . 



December 1977 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by Lynn Holman 

The Open House at the Home on 
November 20th was a huge success, with 
the largest crowd we've had in several 
years visiting with us. Approximately 
250 people came to go through the 
Home, many for the first time. 

Seven of our high schoolers went to 
the Senior High retreat at Windy Gap. 
They were Marc Buhrmaster, Marcella 
Buhrmaster, Jodie Owen, Keith Buck- 




Cheryl Buhrmaster won the Multiple Sclerosis 
read-a-thon at the Black Mountain grammar 
school. A sixth-grader, Cheryl read 55 books. 

ner, Mike Wiggins, Valerie Buhrmaster 
and Craig Mathis. They had a super 
time. 

December 8th the Black Mountain 
Lions' Club came for their annual sup- 
per meeting. The younger children then 
presented a program of music under the 
direction of Mrs. McKenzie. The Lions' 
club also presented the children with a 
gift of Christmas money. 

December 11th the children went 
Christmas caroling with the Swannanoa 
Presbyterian church. They sang for the 
church's shutins and presented each with 
a gift of Christmas candy. 

The Fletcher school of Nursing invit- 
ed the youngsters in the seventh grade 
down to a Christmas party, complete 
with cartoon characters, presents, and 
Christmas goodies. This is the third 
year that the school has done this and 
we appreciate their interest very much. 

Those who made the Honor Roll for 
the second grading period were: Melissa 
Ramsey, Rachel Spillars, Brenda Clark- 
son, Brett Clarkson, Marc Buhrmaster, 
Marcella Buhrmaster, Freida Wiggins, 
and Karen Buckner. 

The children will be leaving on De- 
cember 20th for Christmas vacation. We 
would like to wish all of you a Merry 
Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

Date of Filing: December 1, 1977 
Title of Publication: Our Mountain Work 
Frequency of issues: Monthly 

Location of known office of publication: Asheville, 
Buncombe County, North Carolina. 

Location of the headquarters or general business of- 
fices of the publishers: 40 Church Street, Asheville, 
North Carolina. 

Names and addresses of publisher, editor: Asheville 
Presbytery, 40 Church Street, Asheville, North Carolina. 
Editor: Rev. William R. Anderson, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, N. C. 

Owner: Asheville Presbytery, a non-profit religious 
organization, known bondholders, mortgages, and other 
security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more 
of total amount of bonds, mortgages, and other se- 
curity holders owning or holding 1 percent or more 
of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securi- 
ties, none. 
Total No. copies printed (net press run), average 4,000. 



REVIVAL SERVICES HELD 
AT BARJVARDSVILLE CHURCH! 

The "once a year" special revival ser- 
vices were held at Dillingham Presby- 
terian Church in Barnardsville. The 
seven night services were conducted by 
the pastor Rev. Dan Carlton and the 
Rev. Bill Anderson, who preached each 
night to a capacity crowd. A total of 
six young people of high school age re- 
sponded to the invitation given on the 
last three nights. 

A special "church night" supper on 
Saturday provided a delicious ending to 
a week filled with warm fellowship and 
gospel presentation. The church ses- 
sion has announced plans for extensive 
renovation of the manse to begin in 
January 1978. A new sound system is 
also planned for the church sanctuary. 
The Carltons send "thanks" for the 
many acts of kindness for them as they 
continue to improve after their auto- 
mobile accident this summer. 



Mrs. Will Davidson New President Of 
Swannanoa Women Of The Church 




Newly Elected 
President of the 
Swannanoa Women 
of the Church, 
Mrs. Robert David- 
son invites all to 
see a very mean- 
ingful CHRISTMON 
TREE at the 
First Presbyterian 
Church, Bee- 
tree Road in Swan- 
nanoa. 



(Continued from page 4) 
Calif. Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. O'Neill, Hunting- 
ton, N. Y. Miss Norma M. Bruce, San Bruno, 
Calif. 

McLean, Mrs. Albert S., Asheville — Ms. Evelyn 
Abbott, Georgia Power Company Friends 
of Kay Copeland, Mr. George J. Yundt, 
Mrs. Selma Coty, Mrs. Martha L. Dugan, 
Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Alice A. Carter, Mrs. Starr 
A. Sutherland, Women of Kenilworth Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. Mrs. Marcella 
Watkins, Roswell, Ga. Mrs. Ruth Mehl, 
Decatur, Ga. Mrs. Martha Hudlow, Lilburn, 
Ga. Mrs. Mildred Estes, Stone Mountain, 
Ga. Mrs. Mary L. Patrick, Anniston, Ala. 

McNeil, Mr. Ken — Tarmac Audio Visual Com- 
pany, Asheville. 

McNeill, Mr. & Mrs. Milton, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Asheville. 

Miller, Mrs. Julius, Tod, N. C. — Mr. C. D. 
Church, Canton. 

Miller, Lt. Stephen Carl, Virginia Beach, Va. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Smathers, Canton. Mrs. Gladys P. Jones, 
Asheville. 

Mills, N. A., Fort Mill, S. C— Women of Sylva 
Presbyterian Church, Sylva. Mrs. Earl 
Cooper, Charlotte, N. C. 

Morrow, Mrs. Jarvis, Waynesville — Marcella 
Bowman, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Jones, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Novotny, Mr. Joe, Jamestown, Pa. — Plant 
Protection Department of American Enka 
Company, Enka. 

Page, Mrs. Hugh Nelson, Asheville — Ruth 
Hilihouse, Hendersonville. 

Palmer, Mr. Cecil G., Knoxville, Tenn. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Wiley J. White, Asheville. 

Parker, Mr. Lewis R., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Alfred Miller, Mrs. V. H. Blumberg, Ashe- 

last issue 4,000. Paid circulation: 1) sales through 
dealers and carriers, street vendors and counter sales, 
none. 2) Mail subscriptions average 3,716. Free distribu- 
tion by mail, carrier or other means: 1) Samples, com- 
plimentary and other free copies average 90. Total 
average distribution 3,806. I certify that the state- 
ments made above by me are correct and complete. 
Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 



ville. 

Patton, Mrs. Mae R., Asheville — Asheville 
Pediatric Associate, Asheville. 

Penland, Agnes C, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
Everett Rishel, Chesapeake, Va. 

Perry, Mrs. Lillie B., Waynesville — Judge 
Charles McDarris, Waynesville. 

Pinkney, Mr. Fred T., Hendersonville — Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Plexico, Mrs. Mary H., Rock Hill, S. C— Mr. 
& Mrs. A. W. Childs, Hendersonville. 

Porcher, Mrs. Sarah Whaley— Mrs. Sara G. 
Glisson, Bluffton, S. C. 

Pressley, Mr. Oscar — Mr. & Mrs. John J. 
Jones, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Larry 
Burgin, Flat Rock. 

Putt, Mr. Edward, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Clay, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne E. Sep- 
panen, Mr. & Mrs. Freeman Elder, Hender- 
sonville. 

Ramsey, Mrs. Ed, Knoxville, Tenn. — Mrs. 
Kenneth Hensley, Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Broad- 
way, Asheville. 

Renner, Dr. George, Cincinnati, Ohio — Mr. & 
Mrs. C O. Borland, Hendersonville. 

Rose, Miss Ruth, Heater, W. Va.— Miss Nelle 
Creasman, Miss Jennie Creasman, Ashe- 
ville. Miss Margaret Pickens, Weaverville. 

Scholton, Mr. Alfred C, Hendersonville— Mr. 
& Mrs. Raymond Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Siler, Mr. C. K., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Paul 
H. Bates, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. Hill, Ashe- 
ville. 

Sloan, Mr. John W., Canton — Mr. Jack G. 
McCracken & Family, Waynesville. 

Smith, Mrs. Charles E., Hendersonville— Mr. 
& Mrs. John Loren Brown, Mr. & Mrs. 
Alvan L. Berry, Mrs. Walter Pike, Circle 
#11 of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. L. C. Smith, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. J. K. Rogers, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry A. Lytle, Ashevilhe. 

Smith, Mrs. Minnie Lee, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Caroll Hackett, Mr. & Mrs. John Gris- 
wold, Hendersonville. 

Smithson, Mr. N. D., Jr., Asheville— Mrs. May 
A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville— Mrs. May 
A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Starnes, Mr. O. E., Sr., Asheville — Officers 
and Directors of The Bank of Asheville, 
Mrs. H. A. Reister, Mr. Hugh E. Lamb, 
Mrs. Candler Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. B. L. 
Hayes, Miss Eloise Whitson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus M. Devlin, Mrs. Ann Foster Devlin, Mr. 
James Durst Devlin, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. 
Hill, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Fur- 
ness, Jr., Enka. The Rev. & Mrs. WilK%n 
R. Anderson, Montreat. 

Stevens, Mr. Oliver L., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Raymond Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Summey, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville. 

Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Earl, Canton — Miss Betty 
Tate, Canton. 

Terrell, Mrs. Kate, Waynesville — Mr. Jack G. 
McCracken and Family, Waynesville. 

Tobin, Mrs. Donald— Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Byers, 
Asheville. 

Vanderberg, Mrs. Linda, Kalamazoo, Mich. — 
Dr. & Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 

Van Valkenburg, Mrs. Sarah, Asheville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Richard Gustafson, Brevard. 

Wagoner, Mrs. Eugene, Baden, Pa. — Mr. & 
Mrs. James A. Wagoner, Brevard. 

Welch, Mr. John E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John K. Kimzey, Brevard. 

White, Mr. E. F., Hendersonville — Mr. Vernon 
Johnson, Mr. Leander Johnson, Dr. & Mrs. 
Charles W. Dobson, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Mrs. Charles, Clayton, Ga.— Mr. & 
Mrs. E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Wilson, Mrs. John, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Rhyne, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Davidson, Bre- 
vard. 

Wood, Mr. David L., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Don Morrow, Hendersonville. 

Wood, Mrs. Hazel Sudduth, Mars Hill, N. C— 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Lawrence, 
Velma and Etta Blair, Men's Bible Class 
of First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville. 



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Amoral (gifts 



December 1977 



Ashe, Mr. Herschel, Sylva — Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
Hooper, Sylva. 

Atkinson, Mrs. Nora, Brevard — Mrs. Grace 
Munro, Brevard. 

Aycock, Mrs. John L., Florence, S. C. — Mrs. 
H. E. Newbury, Mrs. Love Clement, Brevard. 

Baer, Mr. Nathan, Meshappen, Pa. — Mrs. Wil- 
liam C. Lott, Asheville. 

Bartholomew, Mrs. James C, Black Mountain 
— Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Mrs. 
Charlene Maywell, Anna Benson Smith, 
Black Mountain. Mr. Samuel E. Leonard, 
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Marshall, Montreat. Mr. & 
Mrs. Steve Cunningham, Elyria, Ohio. Mr. 
& Mrs. Herman E. Gott, Mr. & Mrs. Curtis 
Niece, Jr., Grafton, Ohio. 

Blanchard, Edna, Durham, N. C. — Miss Janet 
L. Lucas, Asheville. 

Boyer, Mr. Edward, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Raymond Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Buchanan, Pattie Renee, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Burge, Mrs. Edwin, Asheville — Mrs. Earl Pit- 
mon, Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. LeClerg, Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Campbell, Mrs. Julia, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Grover T. Mauney, Canton. 

Chapman, Mrs. Ada Fowler, Canton — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. W. Warren, Asheville. 

Colbeck, Mrs. Jane, Novi, Mich. — The Ralph 
Beebe Family, Hendersonville. 

Corpening, Mrs. Susannah, Horse Shoe — Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. L. F. — Mr. & Mrs. Elmer 
W. Crawford, Sr., Franklin. 

Dallas, Dr. A. E., Knoxville, Tenn. — Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Davis, Miss Annette, Mebane, N. C. — Mrs. 
Charles M. Britt, Asheville. 

Davis, Mr. L. N., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Alan Brown and Children, Waynesville. 

DeBruhi, Mr. E. B., Weaverville — Mrs. Jackie 
McLean, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Callaway, Jr., 
Kinston, N. C. 

Dickerson, Mr. Robert I., Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Dolbee, Mrs. Earl, Sr., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
R. C. Sample, Mrs. W. H. Carter, Hender- 
sonville. 

English, Mrs. Roy, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. B. 
Prince, Hendersonville. 

Evans, Dr. B. Hoyt, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Don- 
ald R. Lindsay, Mr. & Mrs. J. Hilliard Ward 
and Karen, Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Biltmore 
Press, Inc., Mrs. R. P. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 
Easton L. Hulme, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Esk- 
ridge, Mr. Hugh E. Lamb, Mr. & Mrs. Mark 
Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Howard Warren, 
Mr. & Mrs. Sam McElroy, Col. & Mrs. Rob- 
ert C. Brown, Dr. & Mrs. Dexter Squibb 
and Kevin, Tellers of Wachovia Bank & 
Trust Co., Mrs. Charles L. Britt, Mr. & Mrs. 
Bill Krisher, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Rymer, Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles Epley, Mrs. Stanley Capps 
and David, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Mclntyre, Mrs. 
Albert Tweed, Mr. & Mrs. Jack A. Brinkley, 
Mr. Arthur G. Kiser, Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Van- 



denhoogen, Mrs. Campbell's 2nd and 5th 
period E. T. English Classes of A. C. Reyn- 
olds High School, Mr. & Mrs. William 
Smith, Mr. Victor Ward, Mr. John C. Joy- 
ner, Mr. & Mrs. B. S. Creasman, Ann Sales, 
The Dan Campbell Family, Dr. Edith Hutto, 
Mr. J. R. Lewis, Mrs. Roy J. Douglas, Mrs. 
Mary F. Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. Woody Free- 
man, Mr. W. F. McRorie, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Cleve Honeycutt, Mr. & Mrs. Eddie 
Grindstaff, Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Sluder, 
Primary-Junior Class #5 of Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Ray 
and Vickie, Women of The Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. K. 
Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. Bryan O. Sheehan, 
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. 
George B. Martin, Dr. & Mrs. H. B. Dendy, 
Weaverville. The Rev. Allison Williams, Mr. 
William P. Lamkin, Mr. & Mrs. George Mc- 
Clure, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Michael L. Carr, Jr., 
Brookhaven, Miss. Mr. & Mrs. Tommie 
Thomas and Chuck, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Mrs. W. L. Hodgkin, Goldsboro, N. C. 
Women of Bethel Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 
Grace A. Stamey, Waynesville. Mr. Bryant 
McClure, Sunshine Sunday School Class 
of Franklin Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. Crawford 
Pearson, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. John Loren 
Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Allison, The Rev. 
& Mrs. John C. Neville, Mr. & Mrs. George 
Klick, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge 
Burnette, Mr. & Mrs. Corbett Alexander, 
Swannanoa. Sunday School of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. Miss Virginia 
W. Buchanan, The Rev. William R. Ander- 
son, The Rev. & Mrs. Calvin Thielman, Mon- 
treat. Dr. & Mrs. Jerry M. Newbold, Jr., 
Lynchburg, Va. Women of Etowah Presby- 
terian Church, Etowah. The Rev. & Mrs. 
Harold T. Bridgman, Board of Trustees of 
The Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain. 
Miss Bessie May Stribling, Seneca, S. C. 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Grafe, Tallahassee, 
Fla. Mrs. Lois R. Smith, Durham, N. C. Mr. 
Hoyt Bangs, Pineville, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. 
Darwin Jordan, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. 
Butch Sursavage, Andrews. Barbara Wal- 
lace, Esther Gustaw, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Ezzell, Alyne W., Andrews — Mrs. Fannie B. 
Pullium, Andrews. 

Fender, Mr. Charles, Woodfin — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Gravenstuk, Weaverville. 

Fresh, Lea, Dunedin, Fla. — Women of The 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 

Gorrell, Lillie Shaw, Greensboro, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Lewis D. Mitchell, Asheville. 

Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Javan J. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Elmer W. Crawford, Sr., Franklin. 

Gwinn, Mr. Jack, LaGrange, III. — Allene Har- 
berson, Hendersonville. 

Hart, Miss Marie, Gastonia, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. C. Poor, Mrs. Frank Scruggs, Brevard. 
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 

Hawk, Mrs. Frances, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Gustafson, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond 
Nicholson, Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Davis, 



Memorial Gift for The Presryterian Home for Children 
"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

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Who died 



at_ 



place (post office) 



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Addr 



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Iress 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and rmke checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Mrs. Grace Munro, 
Brevard. Martha and Margaret Nicholson, 
Greensboro, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Barnes, Pisgah Forest. 

Hensley, Mrs. Margaret, Black Mountain — 
Neighbors of Mr. O. R. Lewis, Candler. 
Edith and Nina Wilson, Washington, D. C.j 
Mrs. A. C. Eads, Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge Bur- 
nette, Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Dunton, Swannanoa. 
Board of Trustees of The Presbyterian 
Home for Children, Black Mountain. Circle 
#7 of First Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 1 
ville. Mrs. Vonno Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Roland, Memphis, 
Tenn. 

Hudgins, Mary S., Hendersonville — Mrs. C. R. 
Rouse, Hendersonville. 

Hunter, Mrs. H. T., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert W. Grafe, Tallahassee, Fla. 

Jackson, Mr. W. Roy, Charlotte, N. C. — Dr. 
& Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville. 

James, Mrs. Letta D. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Rhyne, Brevard. 

Johnson, Lucy, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Raymond Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Jumper, Mr. Clyde, Black Mountain — Anne 
B. Priest, Brevard. Mrs. Wayne C. Zriest, 
Hartford, Ky. 

Kendle, Mr. Ray, Arden — Mr. & Mrs. Wayne 
Seppanen, Hendersonville. 

Kimball, Mr. W. Montgomery, Hendersonville 

— Mrs. W. M. Kimball, Hendersonville. 

King, Mrs. D. I. C, Hendersonville — Allene 
Harberson, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., 
Hendersonville. 

Kiser, Mrs. Delia, Forest City — Mr. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Kleiderer, Mrs. E. C, Indianapolis, Ind. — Mrs. 
Rush G. Allison, Brevard. 

Kuykendall, Mr. Charles P., Pelzer, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Kuykendall, Mr. Roy, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Raymond Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Lamb, Mrs. Hugh, Asheville — Audrey M. 
Thompson, Catherine Dwyer, Bradenton, 
Fla. 

Ligon, Dr. John Franklin, Sr., High Point, N.C. 
— Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Lyda, Lonnie L., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

Lytle, Mr. George, Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Talmadge Burnette, Mr. & Mrs. D. M. 
Connelly, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. C. E. 
Worley, Arden. Mr. & Mrs. A. Ross Phillips, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., Mr. & 
Mrs. M. Graham Price, Mr. & Mrs. Reid 
Lovelace, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 
McKenzie, Family of "Mac Lytle", Mr. &] 
Mrs. Andrew Milovitz, Black Mountain. Mrs. 
Margaret L. Ramsey, Taylors, S. C. 

Macfie, Mr. Spencer, Brevard — Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Brevard. 

McDuffie, Mr. John, Rochester, N. Y. — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Wheeler, Jr., Brevard. 

McKenzie, Mr. George, Hampton, Va. — The 
Rev. & Mrs. William R. Anderson, The Rev. 
& Mrs. Calvin Thielman, Montreat. Board 
of Trustees of The Presbyterian Home for 
Children, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, 
Mrs. Georgia Haynes, Mrs. Carrah Basden, 
Miss Beverly Gilliland, Miss Lynn Holman, 
Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. A. Corbett | 
Alexander, Dr. Hubert Clapp, Mr. & Mrs. f 
Sam D. Alexander, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. 
Roscoe Helms, Mrs. John W. Ardrey, Mr. & 
Mrs. J. D. Tillman, Mrs. Earle Cooper, Char- 
lotte, N. C. Miss Edith Sollmann, Mr. J. R. 
Lewis, Mrs. Sam Huddleston, Mr. & Mrs. 
E. G. Roberts, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
A. Allen, The Rev. & Mrs. John C. Neville, 
Hendersonville. Dr. & Mrs. H. B. Dendy, 
Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Cleve A. Lytle, 
Fort Mill, S. C. 

McLain, Dr. Pascal, Brevard — Mrs. Grace 
Munro, Brevard. 

McKeown, Mrs. Julia, Brevard — Mrs. Rush G. 
Allison, Brevard. 

McKinstry, Mr. & Mrs. Donald, Henderson- 
ville — Mr. & Mrs. McClung Smith, Largo, 
Fla. Mr. & Mrs. S. J. Cegielski, Atherton, 
(Continued on page 3) 




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SINCE 1010 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol. LXXXII No. 1 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions January 1978 

PRESBYTERY MEETS ON JANUARY 3kl 



"Ole man weather was responsible for canceling the Jan- 
uary 17th, meeting of Asheville Presbytery. The new meet- 
ing time will be Tuesday, January 31, 1978. While the 
same agenda is expected, additional reports may be given 
by committees who have been reorganized. Those interested 
in retirement will be glad to hear how some in this Presby- 
tery may qualify for inclusion in the Reynolds Retirement 
fund for ministers. Rev. McGirt, Chairman of Presbyteries 
Committee on Church Resources will present Mr. Robert 
Jansen of Synod's office to give vis an "update" on this 
possibility. The sermon at the beginning of Presbytery 
which is traditionally given by the retiring Moderator 
should be especially challenging. The Rev. Martins sermon 
will present subjective examples of "Christian Love". The 
new executive committees for Presbytery are named: Chris- 
tian Education; Administration and Promotion; Church 
Related Vocations; and Presbytery Mission. Interesting 
new divisions of responsibility are outlined by the chair- 
men of these committees. The Presbytery Mission committee 
has appointed subcommittees to give oversight to the church- 
es which receive financial aid from the Presbytery. "Help- 
ing these churches become self-supporting" and 'Vuiding 
their officers to see the total Gospel mission of the Church" 
will be among those areas of help to be offered by this com- 
mittee. The nominating committee has prepared a slate of 



GATLINBURG MISSIONS 
YOUTH CONFERENCE 

Theme for the 14th annual Gatlinburg (Tenn.) Missions 
Conference is "And Remember . . . He Still Knocks!" Some 
1,200 high school and college young people are expected for 
the Feb. 3-5 conference featuring strong challenges to full- 
time Christian work at home or overseas. 

Speakers will include Bernie Smith of Calgary, Alberta, 
Canada; the Rev. Dr. John W. Lancaster of Houston; and 
the Rev. John Talmage, former missionary to Korea. The 
Rev. Dr. Cortez A. Cooper Jr. of Nashville will be confer- 
ence Bible teacher, and special music will be provided by 
"The General Assembly Singers" of Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege. 

The conference is sponsored by the presbyteries of Ashe- 
ville, Highlands, Holston and Knoxville. 

CONTACT YOUR PASTOR FOR INFO. Lets have a 
big group from the churches in Asheville Presbytery. Many 
church sessions will pay y 2 cost for youth members to attend. 



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recommendations for nominations to various committee va- 
cancies. Other elections to take place on Tuesday will include 
commissioners to General Assembly meeting. Dr. Joe Mullin 
of First Presbyterian in Greensboro will be present to speak 
in behalf of Synod's St. Andrews College. Mr. P. K. Feree, 
Elder from Bryson City Church and Budget Council Chair- 
man will present the spending budget for 1978. He will be 
moving for an adopted budget of $273,000. Asking budget 
by all the combined benevolence causes was $282,780. 

Mr. Feree and his council will also distribute the summary 
treasury report from the Presbytery Office Distribution of 
a "temporary" working copy of the new Asheville Presby- 
tery manual will be under the direction of Mrs. Kenneth 
Foreman and Mr. Willard Sessler. Both serve on the com- 
mittee for updating the manual of Asheville Presbytery. 
Registration begins at 9:00 at Gaither Chapel. Coffee and 
doughnuts may be had before registration. 



WITNESS SEASON FILMSTRIP 

"Witnessing Together Around the Caribbean." Reviews 
Presbyterian, mission in cooperation with other denomina- 
tions and cooperative agencies in the Caribbean region. 
Shows different kinds of ministries being carried out through 
evangelistic, medical, education and community develop- 
ment Programs. Useful with junior high through adult 
groups. New filmstrips, for Witness Season 1978, will be 
available for free use from Synod's audiovisual library. 



COMING PRESBYTERY EVENTS 



Seminary Sunday 

at all churches 
Mission Committee Meeting 

at S & W in ASHEVILLE MALL 
PRESBYTERY MEETING 9:00 AM 

at Montreat in Gaither Chapel 
PRESBYTERY Executives 

at Raleigh 
MISSION Consultation 

at Montreat 
MISSIONS CONFERENCE (YOUTH) 

at Gatlinburg, Tenn. 

WORLD MISSIONS SUNDAY 
for Witness Season Offering 

BOARD of TRUSTEES 6:00 PM 

at Presbyterian Home - Black Mtn. 
CeSA WORKSHOPS (call Presbytery office) 

at selected Churches Mar. 

EASTER SUNDAY 

plan now for your service 
SPRING meeting of PRESBYTERY 

need an invitation for this??? 
PENTECOST SUNDAY 

at all churches 
COMMISSIONERS training event for Gen. Assembly 

at Gilford College for principals and alternates 

elected at Jan. 31 Meeting 



Jan. 


22 


Jan. 


26 


Jan. 


31 


Feb 


. 2 


Feb. 2-Feb 


. 9 


Feb. 3-4-5 


Feb. 


19 


Feb. 


23 


12 & Mar. 


16 


March 


26 


April 


11 


May 


14 


May 26-27 



POLICY 
Our Mountain Work accepts dates for listing in COMING PRESBYTERY 
EVENTS from all our churches and institutions. Dates and events must be 
WRITTEN or TYPED and received in the Presbytery Office ... we don't 
guess at the time and place and event! Editor 



Page Two 



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January 1978 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyt 

BP^SH A new member has 

E been added to the Presby- 
H I tery CE:SA Team to aid 

I with the Christian Edu- 
pp» 'miil^ cat j on: Shared Approach- 

es Previews (CE-SA 
Previews) which have 
been going on and this person is Mrs. 
Larry Ayers (Catherine) of the Rice- 
ville Presbyterian Church. 

The CE:SA Previews continue in the 
different areas with the date set for the 
one at Morrison to be on March 5, Sun- 
day, from 3:00 - 5:00 o'clock for High- 
lands, Franklin, Cullowhee, Sylva, and 
Morrison itself and any other church of 
the Presbytery who would like to attend. 
There is to be one for the Montreat 
areas soon which will be the last of these 
events. 

The next big event for CE:SA will be 
the Workshops to introduce the actual 
materials when they come. Of the four 
curriculum being produced by CE:SA, 
samples of the new literature will be 
coming off the press for examination. 
As a set of this costs the sum of $130.00, 
Presbytery is buying one set and plan- 
ning two Workshops on "Breaking-Open 
the Packets" for either end of the Pres- 
bytery. Be on the lookout for these lo- 
cations and dates. One-half-hour 
thorough presentations will be given on 
each of the four approaches (literature) 
with ample period for examinations. 

There is a real difference in the Work- 
shops and the Previews as the Previews 
give a background of the total new 
movement which is producing the ma- 
terial within our church now and there- 
fore it is important that members of the 
Presbyterian Church be informed as to 
what all this is. If your church has missed 
the Previews near you so far, there is a 
filmstrip set which gives a very helpful 
presentation of the CE:SA background 
and h